Virat Kohli © Getty Images
Virat Kohli © Getty Images

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli appeared in the latest video blog for Cricket Australia’s YouTube channel, anchored by Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell. While it was heartening to see two contemporary rivals coming together for a lighted-hearted chat, the video has lot more in store for the fans of Kohli as well as Maxwell. The Australian cricketer has been conducting video interviews, being promoted as video blogs for a very long time, and this habit is followed during both home and away series. Kohli, during the chat revealed his love and admiration of Sachin Tendulkar, claiming that it was due to the legendary cricketer that he took up cricket. VIDEO: Virat Kohli’s interview by Glenn Maxwell

Kohli said, “I started playing cricket because of him and I was inspired to do the things that he did playing for the country. He really helped me with little things that I could improve on in my game. If he saw something he would come up to me himself and tell me, which is quite rare. You don’t have people of his stature come up and talk to youngsters like that,” he added. Virat Kohli rested for India vs Sri Lanka, 2015-16 T20I series

In the video, Kohli spoke about playing in and against Australia, adding that Sydney would be his favourite city over Melbourne. Kohli also spoke in details about the Indian Premier League (IPL), which has not only helped the contemporary cricketers in many ways but has taken competition to a whole new level.

Kohli also spoke about his aggressiveness, saying that it runs in his family and he likes to be aggressive when he is on the field. “When I came to the international level, I wanted to be the player which the opposition wanted out. I never wanted to be just another player in the XI. I always wanted to be somebody who the opposition wanted to get out first,” he said. Virat Kohli credits Sachin Tendulkar for career development