Kohli gets candid with his fans

Kohli: My brother and my father used to be involved in my training. They would take me to my practice every day. My coach has been a big support. I have been practising with the same coach since I was eight.

Virat Kohli takes selfie with his fans at an event in Gurgaon on Thursday.   -  PTI

Ahead of the upcoming West Indies tour, India’s Test captain Virat Kohli went candid with his fans during a ViratFanBox event in Gurgaon on Thursday. Sharing his childhood memories and experiences on how he used to spend his holidays, Kohli said, “I generally used to spend my holidays by playing cricket all the time or play badminton in society.”

Completing holiday homework is the major pressure that children have during holidays and it was no different for the top-ranked T20 batsman, who said the homework was a ‘big headache’ for him and he never ended up finishing it.The RCB captain who has played most number of matches at the home ground of RCB, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, said that it is now easy to bat at Chinnaswamy than to bat at Smaaash 360 degree cricket stimulator.

Kohli, who was happy to be a part of virtual gaming arena here, further said, “I remember virtual arcade was expensive for us to go out, for, a game at virtual station used to cost Rs. 10 for a coin, which was difficult to afford at that time.”

Kohli shared his views with his fans on how his late father and brother made a huge influence on his life and cricket career. "My brother and my father used to be involved in my training. They would take me to my practice every day. My coach has been a big support. I have been practising with the same coach since I was eight," he said.

At the end of the day, Kohli likes to be an aggressive cricketer and hates losing. He had a message for his fans: "Mistakes are going to happen, but then it's about how much time you have between those mistakes. They shouldn't be repetitive," he said.