Virat Kohli on fatherhood: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Thursday called the triumph in Australia the most special series win for his team. He also said that he did not mind missing it for his daughter’s birth.
After the first test of the series in Australia, he returned home. In a few weeks, he and his wife Anushka Sharma were blessed with a baby girl.
But the cricketer was glued on his phone to track his team’s remarkable performance during the matches even while waiting for the arrival of his child.
Now, the captain is back on the field for the first Test against England that starts on February 5. In an interview on Thursday before the series start, he expressed his feeling about becoming a father. He was also asked how he felt about not being a part of one of India’s greatest series wins.
Virat Kohli on fatherhood
He firmly said, “Firstly I don’t think the two can be compared. Becoming a father has been and will remain the greatest moment in my life, in both our lives.”
“Secondly, the connection to the team does not go away in any situation. Especially when you have given everything to the team. Especially when you have worked for the last six years on a daily basis to take Indian cricket on top,” Kohli added.
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He went on to explain briefly about the regular updates he received via phone when he was back home. “The last Test, I remember when Shardul and Sundar were having a partnership, I was watching it on my phone just before we had to go when the doctor called us so. That is how connected you are to the team and how much you are looking forward to the guys doing well. virat kohli on fatherhood
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma welcomed their baby on January 11. The couple shared the first picture of their daughter, Vamika on February 1 via social media.
One of India’s biggest win in cricket
The Indian cricket team walked to the middle of the field with many amateur players in the last Test match. And the strong Australian team looked to destroy the new Indian team suffered from several injuries.
But the Indian players put up a miraculous chase that led them to victory at Gabba as well as sealing the series victory.
Virat Kohli talking about the victory said that it was “purely out of determination, grit and belief to achieve what they ended up achieving.” Referring to the win, he added that it will be the “most special in our lives forever.”
“Our team’s identity was created when I started captaining in 2014. We had decided back then only that we will go for a win whenever possible, drawing will be the last option,” the Indian skipper proudly told during the interview.