India skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most committed cricketers in the world. Ahead of the new season of IPL, Kohli said that he is committed to the sport and gives 120 per cent every time he takes to the field. The RCB captain also went on to thank RCB for trusting in his abilities.
“Every professional knows how to maintain a balance. Eventually, you are playing for a franchise who have trusted you to do the job. Till the time you play, you have to give your 120 per cent, not when you do not have to play. I do not believe in playing with 70-75 per cent,” Kohli said at an IPL presser.
“Yes.. that’s a big possibility. Why not?” Kohli had said earlier when asked if he could sit out a match or two to avoid burnout. “It’s a personal responsibility. It is up to the players to give information on any niggle to the concerned people as soon as possible and work as per plan.”
Kohli was speaking on the eve of the Indian T20 League opener between Bangalore and Chennai on Saturday. “We have told the players to be smart about how they feel on a particular day and then reporting to the physios. If he’s told not to play, then he has to respect that,” Kohli said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.