Virat Kohli & Co. have been making a mockery of the Sri Lankan side ever since they stepped onto the field. Sri Lanka are going through a rough patch and have been no match for the strong Indian side. After the retirement of the stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, the island nation is struggling to find personnel who can take the country’s legacy forward.
Although Virat Kohli is on an all-out attack on the neighbors in the ODI series, he has shown his willingness to help the opposition get over the tough times. While speaking at a press conference ahead of the 2nd ODI, he showed his readiness to discuss issues of the Sri Lankan team with their coach Nic Pothas.
“We haven’t had any discussions yet. Those things may happen after the competitive zone is over and done with the series. I think that will happen after September 6 if it has to happen from their end, but look it is difficult for any team going through the transition. One thing that we decided to do as a team was take more responsibility and ownership of what we do on the field when playing for the country. We just needed to change our mindset,” the 28-year-old said.
“It didn’t matter if we were playing against a side that has played 60 Tests each if we are mentally more prepared than them then we are in a better position to win. So we decided to put our heads in that zone where experience didn’t matter much for us. It was the fight and competitiveness we were willing to show and the desire to fight for longer periods that helped us get through that phase quicker than what others might have faced,” he added.
Kohli is perhaps the most competitive cricketer on the field you’ll ever find and he absolutely hates losing. He has an unmatched love and passion for the game but his keenness to help a side during tough times shows he truly defines cricket to be a gentlemen’s game.