Rohit Sharma hails Virat Kohli's relentless passion in glowing tribute

Rohit Sharma praises Virat Kohli's unwavering passion despite cricket achievements, urging the youngsters in the team to take a lead out of his book.

Sarah Andrew
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Rohit Sharma (Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma (Source: Twitter)

For more than a decade, Virat Kohli has stood as a titan in Indian cricket, his name synonymous with batting brilliance, audacious leadership, and an unyielding passion for the sport. His journey, from a precocious Delhi youngster to a global icon, is etched in the annals of cricketing history.

Kohli's batting exploits are nothing short of phenomenal. He reigns supreme as the leading run-scorer in T20 Internationals and the Indian Premier League and sits comfortably amongst the all-time greats in One-Day Internationals and Test cricket. His 80 international centuries, including 50 in ODIs, stand as a testament to his unwavering consistency and ability to rise to the occasion on the grandest stages.

"He can easily be satisfied with what he has achieved"

JioCinema's Dinesh Karthik recently threw a question at Indian skipper Rohit Sharma during their recent interview, asking him about the kind of dedication that it takes to excel in all three cricket formats. Without missing a beat, Rohit turned the spotlight to his star teammate Virat Kohli. Rohit emphasized on the point that Kohli has never been required to go to the National Cricket Academy which goes to show just how fit he is. He urged the younger players to take a leaf out of his book.

“Virat Kohli has never been to NCA in his entire career. I would say that all the younger players should look up to the passion that he has. Leave alone how he plays the cover drive, flick, cut but first things first you have to understand what is the quality of the players that makes him where he is today,” Rohit said.

Rohit heaped more praise on Kohli whilst saying that given every thing that he has achieved, he could take an easier path and bask in the glow of past glories but instead chooses the steep climb every time. “I have watched Kohli enough. He can easily be satisfied with what he has achieved. He can say that I will take it easy in these 2-3 series, I will come later, but he is always there for the team. That mindset of being hungry and not complacent cannot be taught. You have to learn that from by looking at the others. It has to come from within. I cannot teach you that,” he said.

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