I don't need to feed on conflict any more: Kohli

Florence Fletcher
November 16, 2018

"We are not going to take a banner and say, 'This is what happens in the Indian team.' As long as the heart is clear, we keep moving forward", he said. If that falls off, maybe because of some people feel the pressure of not scoring runs, some people feel the pressure of the situations.it varies, everyone goes through that but it's important to get your focus back to what the team wants.

"The lower order contribution is crucial as we saw in England". That was the difference in the series. "When it comes to getting engaged in an argument on the field, or as people want to call it excitedly as a fight, I am completely ok with playing without an altercation".

"These are very personal things that happen within the team environment and things that conveniently need to be put out there are put out there", Kohli said.

When asked about the reports of coach Ravi Shastri agreeing to everything that Kohli says, the Indian captain jocked that there is no one who says no to him more than Shastri.

Barely days ahead of India's tour of Australia, which starts on November 21 with a three-match T20I series, India captain Virat Kohli threw light on India's preparations and expectations from the upcoming tour during a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday.

"I have enough belief in my ability to play without a reason to pump myself up". And I can vouch for it because we all went through a really hard time in England in 2014.

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"I definitely believe our fitness levels are up, which is the most important thing in Australia because pitches can sometimes become very boring there", he added.

Kohli added that Shastri played a big role in helping players during hard phases of their careers and revealed he has made more changes upon the former captain's advice than anyone else in Indian cricket.

Kohli took over as captain of the Test team for the first time during Shastri's tenure as the Team Director and both of them developed a good rapport. You don't find the need for all that. "We have 13 games, so we will look to play the best team at all times", he added.

"He (Shastri) will finish one day, I'll finish one day but Indian cricket stays here".

Stating that he has matured as an individual over a period of time, Kohli said, "I am very happy within my own space, so on a personal level, I don't find any need to go and find these things anymore".

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