“I never consider myself, it’s constantly about what the team need” – Kohli

When it comes to the shortest format of the game T20 International Cricket, there is one name of consistency – Virat Kohli. It’s very tough to maintain the consistent form in T20s but Kohli has been doing this continuously from year to year.


It was also evident in the first T20 against South Africa where he scored an unbeaten 72 off 52 balls to secure an easy win for his side at Mohali on Wednesday. Kohli proceeded to finish his 22nd T20 fifty out of 71 games and regained his status as the highest run-getter in T20Is. Kohli is the only batsman in international cricket to have a batting average of over 50 in each of the three formats of the game.\

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Asking about the main incantation behind his remarkable consistency in the shortest format of the game, the Indian skipper said: “The identification before my shirt — India — it is a pride to play for my nation. Whatever it takes, whichever format, to get us over the line, I’ll do that.”

“Adjusting in various formats is only an outlook of making your group win. If you need to win a game for your group, you will discover a way. That is the most significant thing. I never consider myself, it’s constantly about what the team need. Test cricket, one-day cricket… the will ought to be to win for your nation,” Kohli also said.

India will face South Africa in the last T20 of the series on 22 September at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. India are leading the series by 1-0.

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