India captain Virat Kohli is considered as one of the best in the business in recent times who recently explained how he prepares for the game. He said that before every delivery he analyses the small details about the bowler as well.
While speaking to his India teammate Mayank Agarwal on ‘Open nets with Mayank’, Kohli shared about his routine. Virat Kohli, who has 70 centuries across formats, said that before facing every ball he checks how the bowler is gripping the ball, his wrist position, or trying to understand the body language of a bowler to pick up clues about what is coming his way a few seconds later from the bowler.
“I analyse everything about the bowler. If he had bowled a certain kind of delivery what was his body language at that time, was something different from his run-up or something was different with his wrist. Is he holding the ball in a different way? I have done that many times,” said Indian captain during the candid chat with Mayank Agarwal.
“And that’s a very amazing feeling when the bowler bowls where you had thought and then you smash it out of the park. Also for that, you need to be aware of what might he bring. When you are too focused on your fears you cannot notice anything you are just worried about ‘out nhi hona’. But when you are ready the fear goes away and you think how can I make the use of what best in front of me to come on top in this situation,” he further added.
Virat Kohli has so far scored 7,240 runs in 86 Tests with 27 centuries and 22 half-centuries. In 248 ODIs, he has smashed a whopping 11,867 runs which came at an average of 59.33. With the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is around the corner as its starting from September 19, Kohli and Mayank will be featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab respectively in the cash-rich league.