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Will try our best to win IPL: Virat

Will try our best to win IPL: Virat

By Vikram Afzulpurkar

Virat speaks about what he prefers to do with free time in Bengaluru and Delhi. He’s a huge Playstation fan. An excerpt from a candid talk with Virat Kohli.

By Vikram Afzulpurkar

Virat speaks about what he prefers to do with free time in Bengaluru and Delhi. He’s a huge Playstation fan. An excerpt from a candid talk with Virat Kohli.

Taking a break: Virat spoke about the essence of a break. Referring to his stopover at Delhi for a day to be with family whilst the team was on its way back from the northern hill station at Dharamsala; the team had played its league match against Kings XI Punjab. He said he had not got much time to unwind fully after the World Cup and any time spent at home was welcome even as he was raring to have a go in the nets with his RCB team mates.

Hangouts in Delhi: Virat doesn’t like to venture out much during short breaks home but prefers spending time at home with family where of course, his friends come home to visit him. Otherwise, with time on hand, he likes to frequent Khan Market, a shopping centre close to an uptown residential area in Delhi. He also likes Shiro restaurant in Samrat Hotel.

Shopping: He likes to go to Emporium Mall in Delhi, next to DLF Promenade

Hotspots in Bengaluru: Likes UB City because it has everything. He used to go to Mocha a lot before but not so much these days.

Uniqueness of Royal Challengers: He professes not to know what other franchises are like but wanted to stay at RC because he felt at home playing here. Everybody in the franchise put a tremendous amount of faith in him and he appreciates that. Also, special this year was the opportunity to bat up the order which Virat didn’t want to miss. So, it’s a combination of factors that make his performing for RCB so functional.

Best Moment for RC: When he remained not out in the semi final in 2009 against Chennai Super Kings and the team made it to the final.

‘Boy’s Toys’ Tastes: Virat likes cars although he doesn’t profess to being a car nut. However, Virat’s a big Playstation fan. Even here, he’s always setting new challenges for himself. He also loves his I Pad. Motorcyles, he doesn’t particularly look up to! He adds that it’s too risky to “mess around with bikes.” Cars and video games would do for him.

Who he adores the most: The flat answer was “Sachin Tendulkar.”

Twirling his bat before facing every ball: Virat confesses it just "started happening" some stage. He says he “started doing it randomly” during his days in Under-19 cricket. It’s not a superstition for sure but has just become a habit. Of course, now he doesn’t even realize how many times he does it.

Preparing for every ball: He tries to keep his mind as blank as possible because the more thoughts one puts into one’s mind, the more “confused” one can get and therefore probably not judge the ball correctly. He just tried to stay focused on the ball and play it on its own merits.

Message to fans: The Delhi-ite who’s become a “Bengaluru boy” with four whole seasons here then let out a statement in Kannada “RCB ge support maadi” meaning “Support RCB.” His message to the fans is “We’ve been playing some good cricket. Hopefully we will not disappoint you and will try to reach the finals and win the IPL.

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It was a great moment for Kohli in IPL 2011.
coolsid007 on 17 Feb 2012, 10:58 PM
It was a great moment for Kohli in IPL 2011. All the best for him in West Indies.
shriram-jagadeesan on 08 Jun 2011, 04:57 PM
its ok , u guys were all awsome and i think u r da champions no matter what
keep smiling virat u have an angelic smile
Hersheyy on 02 Jun 2011, 02:36 AM
virat keep smiling next time u r the winners
19THEWALL on 01 Jun 2011, 07:30 PM
i hope u win d league d nxt tym ......i really wanna c u smile.......u hv a killer smile.......:);) keep smiling please u luk awesome......
saloni-kochar on 31 May 2011, 07:00 AM
virat kohli...ur biggest fan of u.......u rock.......hope u win this time in the match against mumbai indians...........virat u rock!!
vki009 on 28 May 2011, 02:07 AM
RCB will very certainly reach the finals and WIN the IPL. Guys, you have it in you and I am very sure you will make us all proud. All the best guys.
Prakashks on 28 May 2011, 01:52 AM
RC is good enough da
and you u r a champ vice captaining the side now u r just tooo good da
i wanna meet u da i'll soooon
heychallengers on 28 May 2011, 01:41 AM
luv u sooooo much virat u r cool and awesome guy
sruthi-mk on 28 May 2011, 01:13 AM
i luv u virat....
u r awesme yaar....
geeva-chandana on 27 May 2011, 06:16 PM
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