Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is relishing the best days of his life as India won the first-ever test series in Australia in 71 years followed by maiden bilateral series victory (2-1) in Australia.
Recently the 30-year-old batsman hits his 39th ODI hundred in Australia, taking his overall tally to 64. With the century, he has gone past Kumar Sangakkara to the third position behind Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar in the list.
Having earned so much at such an age, Virat’s record is a testimony to his love and dedication towards the game. However, for the skipper his family always comes a notch ahead of everything else in life, asserting that eight years down the line his family would be the priority and not cricket.
“8 years down the line, priority would be family. Priority would be myself,
Anushka and our family by then. Cricket would obviously be a part of
my life always but I think the family should be the priority at all times
because nothing is bigger than life. Cricket is a part of life, nothing should
be bigger than life,” Kohli said on his Mobile Application,
Virat Kohli App.
“I know people take life too seriously and be like...‘if you don’t take cricket
too seriously, then you’re not committed enough’. I don’t believe in all that.
The larger picture always has to be life because whatever happens and
may happen, you always come back home. He added
“So I think the priority will be family, should be family. Cricket will be a very
special part of my life, but it’s not the most important thing in life is the way
I see it. I am blessed to be able to do it right now, it has to end one day.
Eight years down the line, I think I will be totally focused on my family,”he
Of late, Virat Kohli also became the quickest (205 innings) to score 10,000 ODI runs for India, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar who achieved the feat in 259 innings. So far, Virat has played 219 Odis, scoring 10,385 at an average of 59.7
India will play its first of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand on January 23 in Napier, followed by two consecutive matches in Mount Maunganui and last two in Hamilton and Wellington respectively.