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Ravi Shastri has never tried to change me: Virat Kohli

Kohli, who is known for his aggressive approach towards the game, said that Shastri has never tried to change him.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 16, 2019 21:18 IST ]
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Ravi Shastri has never tried to change me: Virat Kohli

Skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday praised coach Ravi Shastri for his contribution to the Indian team. Kohli feels spending too much time with the game in different roles over the years has helped Shastri understand the game better.

"Because he (Shastri) has done so much commentary, and he's seen the game so much and has played so much himself - just watching the game - he knows where the game is heading," Kohli said.

Kohli, who is known for his aggressive approach towards the game, said that Shastri has never tried to change him.

"So just getting feedback from him constantly has been the biggest help for me, in terms of moulding my own personality into captaincy. He's someone who has never tried to change me just to be able to fit into the captaincy mode," the skipper added.

The 30-year-old led the Indian team to their first ever Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli has set his vision for the future and wants his nation to be a superpower in the longest format of the game.

"I wouldn't say goal, but I would rather speak of a vision, which is for India to be a superpower in Test cricket or a very, very strong side in Test cricket in the years to come," Kohli was quoted as saying by sports broadcaster Star Sports.

"I think if Indian cricket respects Test cricket, and Indian players respect Test cricket, then Test cricket will stay at the top because of the fan base that we have all over the world," the Indian skipper pointed out.

(With IANS Inputs)

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