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Aggression ‘enjoyment’ for Virat Kohli

Need to be able to enjoy and then comes strategy: Kohli
Virat Kohli at home with wife Anushka Sharma. “Our smiles maybe fake but we are not,” tweeted the India skipper on Thursday
Virat Kohli at home with wife Anushka Sharma. “Our smiles maybe fake but we are not,” tweeted the India skipper on Thursday
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 02.04.20, 10:23 PM

Virat Kohli’s aggressive on-field demeanour has polarised opinions, but the India captain feels that for him, aggression is a “form of enjoyment”. “I don’t think I need to behave myself just because I am the captain. I need to be able to enjoy and then comes strategy.”

But there is one guy he will never sledge in his life and that is AB de Villiers, he said during an Instagram live with Kevin Pietersen.

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“IPL has done a lot in terms of respecting each other. I would never ever be able to do it (sledging) with AB. There is a friendship that lasts longer than all these things.”

In fact, asked to choose two batsmen he enjoys batting with most, Kohli said: “I enjoy batting with those who understand my running between the wickets. You have to understand my calls. I have enjoyed batting with MS (Dhoni) and with AB, because we don’t even need to call as we look at each other and we know.”

About turning vegetarian, Kohli spoke about how he developed a cervical spine problem during the 2018 tour of South Africa. “I had literally no feel in my little fingers. It was also realised that I had an acidic stomach and the calcium was being pulled from the bones. I stopped eating meat and I never felt any better.” 



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