Virat Kohli is one of the senior most cricketers in the Indian team right now and with so many youngsters making it to the team, most of them look upto the Indian captain. Kohli had once described how nervous he was to meet Sachin Tendulkar the first time he entered the Indian dressing room and perhaps, that is the same feeling some youngsters get in relation to him now. Kohli, in an interview for his app, said that he cannot behave like a senior in the dressing room and in fact he does not relate to himself as a cricketer who is senior. Kohli revealed how he behaves or break the ice with the youngsters in the Indian dressing room when they come up to him and behave with him as they would with a senior. “In all honesty, I cannot behave like a senior. I can’t do it even when someone gives me a lot of respect. I can’t relate to myself as a senior cricketer.” “If someone comes and starts saying things which are too respectful, I crack some joke and be like ‘itna bhi koi serious hone ki zarurat nahi hai’ [you don’t have to be this serious also]. So I try to make them comfortable immediately. Because I like the idea of people opening up. I don’t like the idea of not speaking up or not knowing what’s going on. We should be organic and that’s the way I like it,” Kohli said.
Team India Captain, gamer, car lover and an enthusiast, Virat Kohli is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He has received numerous awards and has been named by Forbes as one of the most valuable athlete brands.