India Captain Virat Kohli gives a press conference (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP) (Photo credit should read RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli’s steely determination has become a hallmark of his cricketing career. Those who have followed his career closely will know that he is a highly charged and energetic individual and is someone who wears his emotions on his sleeve.
However, on Tuesday, Kohli spoke about one of those rare moments when he felt utterly helpless in his life.
“I felt nothing was working for me when I was not picked for the state team initially. I cried the whole night and asked my coach ‘why did I not get selected’?” he said while speaking in an online class organised by “Unacademy”.
Kohli also said people seem to have become more compassionate while coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and hoped the sense of gratitude towards frontline workers like doctors and police personnel remains even after the crisis is over.
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma spoke at length about the challenges they faced before tasting success.
“The one positive out of this crisis that we as a society have become more compassionate. We are showing more gratitude to the frontline workers in this war, be it police personnel, doctors or nurses.
“I hope it stays this way even after we overcome this crisis,” said Kohli with Sharma seated next to her.
Kohli said the pandemic has taught the world a very important lesson.
“Life is unpredictable. So, do what makes you happy and not get into comparisons all the time. People have a choice now how to come out of this phase. Life is going to be different after this,” said the skipper.