Team India’s star batter Virat Kohli shared a heartwarming post on his official Instagram profile as his daughter Vamika turned 2. Kohli, posting a picture with his daughter, wrote, “My heartbeat is 2.” The fans showered love for the duo as Kohli posted the picture.
The India star made a return to cricket action on Tuesday with a splendid century in the 1st ODI of the series against Sri Lanka. Kohli scored 113 off just 87 deliveries, reaching his 45th century in the format. The India star’s knock took India to a mammoth score of 373/7 in fifty overs, as India eventually registered a 67-run win.
This was Kohli’s second-successive century in the format after he had scored an identical 113 in the third ODI against Bangladesh as well. Kohli now has 73 international hundreds with the last three coming in a space of four months after a near three year lull.
“In my case, in denial, frustration was creeping in. I was very cranky, very snappy in my space. It was not fair on (wife) Anushka (Sharma), my closed ones, its not fair on the people who support you. So I had to take responsibility and kind of put things in perspective,” Kohli told teammate Suryakumar Yadav in an interview for bcci.tv.
Kohli reiterated the need to be away from his primary passion in order to rekindle it and feel hungry once again.
“I was far off from my cricket. My attachments, my desire, had totally taken over. That’s when I realised that I can’t be away from who I am. I have to be true to myself. Even when I am vulnerable, I am not playing well, I am the worst player around, I have to accept it. I can’t be in denial,” Kohli admitted his frailties.
The former India skipper had endured an extended lean patch for last few years and also took a month off from the game last year before returning to score his first hundred in 1020 days in September against Afghanistan in T20 Asia Cup.
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