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Virat Kohli: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t


Virat Kohli is not even remotely concerned about his batting form or technique.

What he said:

“Either they think I don’t deserve to be in the bad phase or they think I have a remote to score runs in every match.”

Standing in as skipper for MS Dhoni in the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka beginning today, Virat Kohli believes that his travails in England in the Tests was about lacking confidence against the moving ball rather than any failings in his time-tested technique.

Kohli answered his critics thus:

“Talks are for people to discuss. I mean there has to be something for people to talk about. I’m not really bothered.

I don’t know how I got 25 hundreds with the same technique, you can start a debate on that as well. I worked on my fitness. It’s not a nice thing to break down the whole batting when something has been working for you. Something that I’ve done is to work on my confidence a lot rather than going into technical stuff.

I don’t know why there’s been so much of hype about my bad phase. Either they think I don’t deserve to be in the bad phase or they think I have a remote to score runs in every match. I know what all I’ve learnt from that phase. I take everything normally, good or bad performance. It’s just a day in life.Yes there’re some things that I felt personally to work on. It’s just been a process to get my confidence back.

It’s much about mentally and not much about technique as otherwise you start spoiling your game.”

What he really meant:

 “I’m quite disgruntled with my disgruntled fans. Do they think that Virat Kohli’s bat has a remote control switch that can be turned off and on at will and the runs will flow? Am I a run machine?”

What he definitely didn’t:

 “I’m a confidence man.”

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