Cricket obviously a part of life but not priority: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is well known for his on-field aggression and commitment for the game. The 30-year-old has several records and milestones under his belt. Recently, the Indian team scripted history after Virat Kohli-led men became the first country to return from Australia without losing a single series having won the Test series 2-1 and drawn the T20 Internationals 1-1.
It was for the first time, India managed to win a Test series since they began touring Australia in 1947-48. Thanks to the historic win, skipper Virat Kohli became the first Indian and Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia.
The Indian skipper recently overtook legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs for India. Not only that, Kohli is considered to be the number one contender for surpassing Sachin’s record of most international centuries (100).
However, Kohli believes that his family will always remain his priority and cricket is just a part of his life.
“8 years down the line, priority would be family. Priority would be myself, Anushka and our family by then. Cricket would obviously be a part of my life always but I think family should be priority at all times because nothing is bigger than life. Cricket is a part of life, nothing should be bigger than life,” Kohli said on his Mobile Application, Virat Kohli App.
“I know people take life too seriously and be like... ‘if you don’t take cricket too seriously, then you’re not committed enough’. I don’t believe in all that. The larger picture always has to be life because whatever happens and may happen, you always come back home.
“So I think the priority will be family, should be family. Cricket will be a very special part of my life, but it’s not the most important thing in life is the way I see it. I am blessed to be able to do it right now, it has to end one day. Eight years down the line, I think I will be totally focused on my family,” he said.
India will play against New Zealand in a 5-match ODI and 3-match T20I series, scheduled to begin from January 23.