IND vs AUS: “I Kept Telling Myself That I Am Good…” – Virat Kohli On 2011-12 Australia Test Series

Indian Cricket Team registered resounding victories over Australia in the first 2 Test matches. The former skipper Virat Kohli was slowly getting into the groove when he scored 44 runs in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test match. Virat Kohli would be keen to play a significant knock in the 3rd Test match as India most probably would play the final of the World Test Championship (WTC 2021-23) final.

Australia would be well aware of the fact that they need to work on wrapping India’s lower order. It was evident that Axar, Ashwin & Jadeja played fine knocks which changed the complexion of the match. Australia would be hoping that Mitchell Starc can rip off India’s batting lineup.

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Virat Kohli on 2011-12 Test Series

Virat Kohli was having an interaction with RCB’s podcast and was asked about the 2011-12 BGT  Series.

“I would say 2012. We were in Australia, and I remember, those two Test matches had gone horribly wrong. We were playing in Perth, the third Test match, and it was a very tough pitch with a lot of pace and bounce and a lot of grass on the pitch. I knew that if I don’t perform, there’s no chance that I’m going to play the fourth and probably have to go back to first-class cricket and find my way up again,” said Virat Kohli.

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“When you lose two Test matches very badly in Australia, the whole environment becomes very tense and everyone is obviously feeling a lot of pressure. When it’s your first tour to Australia and you see everyone kind of feeling that pressure, as a youngster, you feel like.

“I’ve got no chance here’, because the whole team is feeling like that, and I’m the most inexperienced, how the hell am I going to turn this around? In those adverse situations, I got a resilience that maybe I can be different if I think differently,” he added.

Virat Kohli on Perth Test Match

Virat Kohli revealed how he overcame a slump in his form. He further admitted the fact that he is ‘good enough’ to dedicate terms.

“Every time I stepped onto the bus or went to a practice session, I always had music on. I kept telling myself that I am good enough to play at this level, and if I can get eight hundreds in ODI cricket, I can manage this as well. I kept telling myself, ‘I am good enough’,” said Virat Kohli.

“I ended up scoring 48 in the first innings and 75 in the second in conditions that were very tough, and I was the highest run-getter for us in the Test match. That made me believe that the power of visualization and believing in yourself, it’s so huge that we never tap into the potential of that fully.” he added.

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