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Kohli can't strike big sixes and he knows it!

February 23, 2016 15:32 IST

‘I cannot hit big sixes so I focus on boundaries’

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli hits out. Photograph: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

He is among the most dreaded batsmen in international cricket right now but Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli says he has made peace with one short coming in his game, that he can't strike big sixes.

Kohli has hit only 27 sixes in 33 Twenty20 Internationals compared to 127 boundaries. And talking about his game ahead of the Asia Cup starting, on Wednesday, the marauding right-hander said he has come to terms with being just a four-hitter.

"The game plan in my initial days in T20 was to get 10 off 10 and then take off. But I realised that I don't have the kind of shots to hit big sixes. I have come to terms with the fact that I cannot hit big sixes so I focus on boundaries," Kohli said.

"Our team has good momentum going into Asia Cup. We cannot be over-confident and we have to respect every opposition," said Kohli.

Kohli said he is happy that to have got a three-week break from the game post the Australia tour.

"It was a good break after a long time. I got time to get away from the game. Rest was important as I was playing non-stop cricket. Every cricketer's workload is assessed differently. If I play five games and if I don't make runs then my workload will not be that much compared to someone else. So, taking all these things into consideration, the physio and everyone felt that I should take a break because in the Asia Cup and World T20, we have to play with full intensity.

"It's an important phase, so it was good, little bit of training, rest, spending time at home, it was a good break all in all." 

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