Virat Kohli says he wants to emulate Sir Viv Richards’ approach to the game.
The 29-year-old chatted with Michael Holding on Sky Sports with his side in a strong position on day one of the final Test.
With his side 3-1 down in the five-match series and only a consolation victory on the cards for the visitors, Kohli emphasised the importance of ending the tour on a positive note.
He also shared some insight into how he maintains a high level of consistency in his performances.
‘I am focused on having a very solid life and being happy with life and doing the right thing on a daily basis. Then, everything feels like an enjoyable journey and part of the larger picture,’ he said.
He also spoke highly of the legendary West Indies batsman – Richards – and how he aims to follow in his footsteps.
‘I don’t play for people, perceptions or reputations. I only play for the team to win. I didn’t start to play for numbers. People will only remember your attitude and what you brought to the field,’ said Kohli.
‘Nobody talks about Sir Viv Richards’ average. They talk about his attitude and the charisma he brought to the field, how he inspired people. I see this as a greater responsibility to be put in the position I am by that power, to inspire people. For that, I need to do the right thing from morning till night.’
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