Rohit Sharma has lauded his skipper Virat Kohli on completion of 13 years at the international level. The current vice-captain of the Indian white-ball set-up said that Kohli’s hunger is ‘unbelievable’. In the past, there have been many alleged reports of a rift between the two. However, in the last year, it looks like the two have solved whatever issues there were.
The Indian team is currently in a difficult position in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. After losing their first match against Pakistan by 10 wickets, India slipped to yet another defeat against New Zealand. They still have three games to go, against Afghanistan, Namibia, and Scotland. They need to win each and every game in order to stand a chance to qualify.
Ahead of Afghanistan’s match on November 3 in Abu Dhabi, ICC released a video on their official website in which Kohli’s teammates were talking about his journey. Rohit, who has seen him evolve over the years, spoke about that. Rohit made his India debut in 2007 while Kohli a year after that.
Kohli’s hunger for success is just unbelievable, says Rohit
“His hunger for success is just unbelievable. It’s not easy to just go out there and do it consistently, which he has done so well. He came in 2008, and he’s evolved as a cricketer since then. I mean, over the years he’s added little, little cents to his game and just evolved every year. All those years, as I see, he’s put his best foot forward,” Rohit said in the ICC video.
Players like Glenn Maxwell, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja were also seen in the video. As a matter of fact, Kohli himself spoke about his journey so far. This tournament will also be his last assignment as the T20I captain. He had announced ahead of the tournament that he will step down as the skipper in the shortest format to focus on other things. Sharma is the front-runner to replace him as the T20I skipper.
“Just the pride to play for India, getting to play so many games for India, for me that’s the most special thing. And the focal point of my career till now is I want to find ways to win a game of cricket from any place and I’ll give absolutely everything I have to be able to do that,” Kohli said in the video.
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