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I haven't changed my game at all: Kohli

March 25, 2012 16:08 IST

India's latest batting sensation Virat Kohli feels that he hasn't "changed his personality because of critics" and was looking to win as many games possible for India in the future.

"I have always had the self-belief to go forward. A lot of people criticised me for the way I used to be off the field. I did make a few mistakes but I don't think that I have changed my personality.

"I am still the same person at heart. It's all about making your own identity at what you are and not changing for what people want you to be," the Indian vice-captain said during a function where he was unveiled as Ambassador for ICC's partnership with Room to Read.

"You would rather become someone because who you are rather than changing for someone else. That gives you a lot of satisfaction," the 23-year-old batsman, who has already scored 11 ODI hundreds apart from a Test century at Adelaide.

Virat KohliHaving scored a magnificent 183 in a mammoth chase against Pakistan, the youngster said that it was his aim to score a big hundred rather than scoring 110, 115s.

"It's the team which comes first. I was getting a lot of 110s and 115s and getting out in the 40th and 42nd over. So I asked myself that why don't I get a big one. I decided to apply myself and not make the mistakes," he said.

With the one-off T20 against South Africa coming up followed by the IPL, Kohli's aim is to enjoy his game as much as possible. "I want to enjoy myself everytime I got out there in the middle. Keep myself motivated and looking to do that everywhere," he added.

'Room to Read' is an international not-for-profit organisation that aimed to promote literacy and gender equality in education. Kohli would feature in a children's book that will be launched ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 Kohli joined fellow leading international stars Shane Watson of Australia and Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews in promoting the partnership that was first launched at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

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