Virat Kohli quotes share his views and love for cricket and he surprisingly has a love for soccer. In his quotes he talks about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and how he loves other sports as well. He shares a few intimate moments about growing up in India and about his relationship with team members.
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who captains the Indian cricket team. He is considered one of the best cricketers in the world and he specializes as a right-handed top-order batsman and he currently ranks #1 in One day Internationals and #2 in test cricket. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the T20 league in India. His quotes mention tennis and how he likes to watch Roger Federer. Below are a number of quotes from him.
“I delayed my father's funeral because of cricket."
“My focus had always been the on-side. My coach wanted me to work on the offside strokes since he was convinced of my ability and timing on the leg side. I worked hard and firmed up my defensive technique. I am happy getting runs all around the wicket now, and getting a lot of boundaries. No one calls me a 'leggie batsman' anymore."
“I do not abuse players. I talk to myself; I abuse myself. It's my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century; I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: 'Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.'"
“Everyone loves a win in India. No one wants to lose a match. It is the cricketer who absorbs all the pressure.”
“I've had a fan who made a painting of my face with her fingers. I have put it up in my room. It was sweet and very different.”
"I really want a movie made on Sachin Tendulkar's life. That is something I'm looking forward to. There will be so much emotion to that movie."
“I wasn't sure of the exact mindset you should have when you go into a Test match. So I probably became too defensive when I played my first Test match. Short balls in one-day cricket, I have never thought of just defending."
“I want to elongate my cricketing career as a consistent player. I have personal goals I would like to achieve someday."
“Delhi means everything to me. This city has given me everything, and I love it."
“I love trying out different cuisines. In Delhi, I love Megu at the Leela, and TK's at the Hyatt. I also enjoy Khan Chacha's rolls. In Mumbai, it's Royal China and Shiro. And in Bangalore, I like the food at Bricklane."
“I love driving my car on any highway."
“I believe that fairness creams protect the skin against the harsh effects of the sun.”
“Unless someone wants to look funny, I'll not recommend anyone to copy my bowling action. But on a serious note, with the confidence that I have got from the amount of runs I have been scoring, when I'm thrown the ball to bowl, I am pretty sure of what I have to do. I may not be the most attractive to watch while bowling, but I can be effective."
“The first thing I look forward to when I am in Delhi is to spend some time with my family. It's always lovely coming back here and playing in front of my own people. It's just a special place."
“There are two bowlers who I think are very tough to play against - Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel."
“I support Real Madrid. I'm a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo."
“My main focus is always to do well on the field for the Indian cricket team. When people say good things about me off the field, I am more than happy to accept them."
“Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do whatever they want to."
“My priority is cricket. Everything that I get apart from it is a result of the effort on the field. Everything else follows. I am pretty aware of my priorities, and I don't really focus on things that are not as important to me as cricket."
"I don't really read a lot of newspapers. I don't pay attention to what is being said or written about me. I've had lots of experiences in the past when I got too much into it. That sort of diverts your focus."
“I am very happy playing and showing off my talent on the cricket field and have no plans to enter Bollywood."
"I love wearing whatever is comfortable, and that could be something which was in trend years ago. So, I don't follow fashion."
“Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don't look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure."
"In T20, you don't have time to get distracted - it's so quick, you have to run around in the field, and while batting, you don't actually think about anything else."
“I've been lucky - all the ads I've got, I've got to be myself. I haven't had to act too much or tried too hard to be someone I'm not. I think that's why people sort of like them. Even the Fastrack ads I did with Genelia."
“Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn't mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize."
“Good Punjabi music before a match pumps me up. It gives me a kick."
“I do believe in God. But you won't find me visiting temples every now and then. I believe in self-realization. Peace of mind matters a lot to me. What's the point in doing something just for the sake of it? I'd rather do something I like doing as long as I'm being true to myself."
"I like to be myself, and I don't pretend. For instance, I don't dress up for occasions; I am what I am."
“I want my wardrobe to be full of good clothes, so that when I'm deciding what to wear, I don't run out of options. I love shopping!"
“I've never fought with anyone. A lot of people talk to me, and they're like, 'Oh, you would have been fighting all the time when you were younger,' but I'm like, 'I never fought with anyone because I always knew that if I hurt myself, I might lose important time in my cricket career,' so I never got into any fight, ever in my life."
“I don't believe in signing anything and everything that comes my way. I leave it to my agency to help narrow them down for me, but I do research it myself before signing. The image of the brand and its ambassadors go hand in hand.
“You just feel a little odd when you don't get your kind of food. Fortunately, there are Indian restaurants all over the world."
“A fit body gives you confidence. And there's nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you'll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident."
“People from North India are generally known to be aggressive and emotional."
“I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket."
“As a sportsperson, the best thing is people recognising you and loving you for what you do. For me, glamour is 100 people in the hotel feeling happy to see you."
“I don't think there is anything wrong in earning money from the sport you love. If you work hard and get benefits from it, there is no harm. The day you feel that you are not working hard and are only looking at the benefits, that's where the problem is."
“No cricket team in the world depends on one or two players. The team always plays to win."
“Nothing extraordinary happens to a cricketer if you time his career - which is very short."
“It was a personal decision for me to stand and say that cricket is all I have in life, there's nothing I need to do other than cricket. If I want to achieve whatever I thought as a kid, I need to work hard and not let it go to waste."
“I wasn't very good in academics, but I could have been if I could have studied well. I was a smart kid."
“I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life."
Virat Kohli quotes share someone who loves to play sports and enjoy watching others do the same. His quotes share his outlook on life and how he seeks to encourage others to be their best. I hope readers find his quotes encouraging and are motivated to be the best they can in life.