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If I work 120 per cent everyday then I am answerable to no one: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player, becoming the first player to get it thrice.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 9, 2017 3:24 pm
Virat Kohli stated that the period from late 2015 to the end of 2016 was his breakthrough year in his career. (Source: BCCI)

Indian captain Virat Kohli recently won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player of 2015/16 and became the first player to get the award three times.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, which was held a day after India’s win series-levelling win over Australia in the second Test, Kohli said, “ I always believed in my heart that if I work 120 per cent everyday in my life I am answerable to no one. It is been quite unbelievable in the last 10 to 12 months. As cricketers you always have a breakthrough year for everyone. Starting late 2015 to the end of 2016, probably I could term is as the breakthrough year in my career. All the hard work, all the training on a daily basis, all the sacrifices, came together nicely. ”

The Indian skipper also applauded his teammates for their support and contribution. “At times you don’t do well but when the champion players in your side step up and everyone delivers what when you start producing results. That is why we are the top side in the world at the moment, and it is testimony to the kind of talent we have in the team and how players have stepped up on occasions which helped the team pull through different situations. I thank my teammates for their support, trust and effort,” Kohli said.

Giving an insight into the mantra behind the team’s success in the last one year King Kohli said, “We play with a kind of attitude, we don’t care about what happens outside that change-room door.”

Kohli also thanked the Cricket Board (BCCI) for giving an opportunity to lead the Indian team.

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    Chintoo Bhainga
    Mar 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    Please inform Mr Kohli that 120% does not mathematically exist in the context of his remark.
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      Tax payer
      Mar 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm
      You were a country cap, u are answerable to the entire country. You are only as good as what you did today. Remember, It is This meat head atude which got BCCI into questionable activities and Supreme Court treated them like common criminals.
      1. R
        Mar 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm
        Absolutely right. BCCI got into questionable activities and Supreme Court treated them like criminals.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kohli's atude against Smith was very cheap on the ground on Second day of the test match. I am not saying Smith is clean, but first time error can happen and Kohli as a gentlemen could have approached umpire and politely requested Umpire about the error. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India won second test match, but they failed to keep up the gentlemen's game spirit.
        1. R
          Mar 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm
          It does you need to feel the rest that's what the point is. Everything is not mathematics.
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