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'My strength is a lot of intensity and aggression on the field'

May 02, 2014 11:25 IST

'My strength is a lot of intensity and aggression on the field'

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Giving an insight into his cricketing mind, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has said that he prepares for a match by training his brain even while travelling in a bus. 

"Even when I am going to the ground in the bus, I keep thinking about the shots I am going to play and to which bowler .. Once you train your brain what to do then obviously when you go out there ... you find that perfect zone," he said in an interview to RCB's official website.

Kohli, who holds the record for the fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODIs, said he visualises of how to play certain bowlers before the match.

"I visualise a lot. I sit and think before a game. I visualise the bowlers whom I am going to face the next day or on the game day," he said. 

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'I try to channelize the controlled-aggression as much as I can'

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Talking about his strength, Kohli said controlled aggression on the field is his forte and he channelizes it to perform better.

"My strength is a lot of intensity on the field. My strength is aggression, but controlled-aggression now.

"I try to channelize that as much as I can in the things I want to do on the field," he said.

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'I don't think about what I have done in the past'

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Kohli, who is the fastest batsman in the world to score 17 hundreds in ODIs, said he does not pay much attention to the encomiums and criticism poured on him when things are going good or bad for him. 

"Every time I start scoring everyone says he is in the form of his life. So, I don't pay attention to that. It is just that even if you are not doing well, just one or two good matches can change things around for you," he said. 

Kohli also said he does not think about his past and present performances, but concentrates on doing well in the next game.

"I don't think about what I have done in the past. How well I have performed in the recent matches I played. For me it is always the next game and my focus is to do well," he said.


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