Indian Team Captain Virat Kohli Shares His Chasing Mantra With Tamim Iqbal

Virat Kohli on Monday in interaction with Tamim Iqbal shared what he thinks during chasing targets for his side. He said that he gets more motivated when the opposition says something to him.

Kohli on chasing

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday was chatting with Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on a Facebook Live where Tamim asked Kohli about his mindset during the chases. Kohli explained, “When it comes to chasing targets, my mental state is simple — if someone says something to me from the opposition side, then I get more motivated. When I was younger, I used to watch matches on television. If India did not end up winning the match while chasing targets, I used to think if I was there, I would have won the match.”

He further added that winning is important to him and hence during the chase, the thought of not reaching the target never comes to his mind. “Chasing is a situation where you know how many runs you have to score. For me winning is important. While chasing I think I can walk out not out. At that time I think I can make the team win. If the target is 370/380, I never feel like that it cannot be done.”

Chase like T20

Kohli recalled a match against Sri Lanka where India had to chase 330 odd runs in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. He remembered that he along with Suresh Raina decided to play the match in T20 manner and set up the chase as if they were playing two T20 games.

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“There was a game in Hobart against Sri Lanka, where we had to chase 330 odd in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. I discussed with Raina that we will set up the chase as if we are playing two T20 matches,” Kohli said.

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Virat Kohli on Monday in interaction with Tamim Iqbal shared what he thinks during chasing targets for his side. He said that he gets more motivated when the opposition says something to him.

Kohli on chasing

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday was chatting with Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on a Facebook Live where Tamim asked Kohli about his mindset during the chases. Kohli explained, "When it comes to chasing targets, my mental state is simple -- if someone says something to me from the opposition side, then I get more motivated. When I was younger, I used to watch matches on television. If India did not end up winning the match while chasing targets, I used to think if I was there, I would have won the match." He further added that winning is important to him and hence during the chase, the thought of not reaching the target never comes to his mind. "Chasing is a situation where you know how many runs you have to score. For me winning is important. While chasing I think I can walk out not out. At that time I think I can make the team win. If the target is 370/380, I never feel like that it cannot be done."

Chase like T20

Kohli recalled a match against Sri Lanka where India had to chase 330 odd runs in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. He remembered that he along with Suresh Raina decided to play the match in T20 manner and set up the chase as if they were playing two T20 games. "There was a game in Hobart against Sri Lanka, where we had to chase 330 odd in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. I discussed with Raina that we will set up the chase as if we are playing two T20 matches," Kohli said.
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