New Delhi: Ahead of Wednesdays' India-New Zealand third ODI at Ranchi, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) released a video featuring the interview of Raj Kumar, the coach who helped shape Virat Kohli become the player today.
In the interview, Kumar shared facet of the person who has now assumed the role of India's greatest match-winner – from his fitness routines to rigorous net sessions.
Here's the video:
Having already established himself as the world's leading batsman, Kohli became the captain of national Test team. The 27-year-old has since helped the team to series win in Sri Lanka, and against South Africa and New Zealand.
In the third match of the on-going ODI series, he scored an unbeaten 154 off 134 balls to help India take a 2-1 lead. It was his second 150+ score in ODIs, and he equaled Sachin Tendulkar record for most ODI centuries in winning cause.
Kohli also became the quickest among the players with 26 centuries or more, and now only three batsmen have managed more centuries in ODIs – Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28).
His form will be key to India's fortunes against an Kiwi side which has grown into confidence with each passing game. After losing the three-match Test series 0-3 to Kohli's side, the visitors have won the first match of the tour in Delhi, and at Mohali, thet almost breached the 300-run mark.