Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team on Saturday stated that he always gives his 120 percent in every game that he plays. According to him, the most important thing in the game is to find out the safest way possible to score runs in all formats. Kohli made these statements during a press conference held in Dharamsala on Saturday. The T20I (international) series will be starting from Sunday.
Virat Kohli stated that a lot of hard work is required to keep working on the game. "I think the most important thing is to find out the safest way possible to score runs in all formats. So if you can think of that, rather than I go into the game thinking ‘I am going to try and sweep a fast bowler’ then I’ll look stupid. So I try to mold my game according to my strengths and that has been my strength over the years," he said. He further stated that the mindset of any player matters a lot. The captain of the India national team said, "As long as you are wanting to play well for the team in every format that you play, you will play that format with respect. So, you can’t treat any format casually. That’s always been my mindset." Along with this, he stated that he gives 120 percent of himself in every game. "Invariably you will find a way to score runs in the game that you play," he added.
The first match of the three-match T20I series - India vs South Africa will be held on Sunday at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium. The Indian team is the top ranked team in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings. However, it is placed one rank behind South Africa, at 4th in the T20 list. Speaking about the T20I match series, Virat Kohli said, "We have around 30 matches before the T20 World cup so this is our opportunity in the first two to three matches to figure out our best combination. And to figure out how much character, composure and ability the new cricketers have." The South African cricket team arrived in Dharamsala on September 9, while the Indian cricket team arrived on September 13.