[caption id="attachment_689697" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-689697" alt="Virat Kohli AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/000_U260X.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Virat Kohli AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>During the Kolkata Full Marathon in January, Sachin Tendulkar mentioned that his vision is to see India becoming a multi-sport nation. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> echoed the same thoughts during <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/isl" target="_blank">ISL</a> s match. Kohli, who is the co-owner of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/fc-goa" target="_blank">FC Goa</a>, revealed that the ultimate ambition in his life is to develop a sporting culture in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a>. Just as he passionate towards his batting, Kohli is equally inclined to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/football" target="_blank">football</a>. <p></p> <p></p>In an interview with <i>The Times of India (TOI)</i>, Kohli expressed his love for football and desire to see every sport making its own mark in the country. <p></p> <p></p><b>On India s sporting culture:</b> My ultimate aim in life in general is to have a sporting culture in India where people know each and every sport inside out; to be able to follow all sports equally. I am certainly excited about the fact that we are at a juncture where we have a chance to create that in the next 10-15 years and we foresee Goa as the hub. <p></p> <p></p><b>Passion for football:</b> I have always followed football. Even now we (cricketers) get so excited playing football, because the sport is so easy to get a hang of. Obviously at the elite level, it s different but it s something that excites children very quickly. There is motivation attached with the sport. Then there was this vision of growing together with the league. I see football developing in India in a massive way. The kind of awareness that ISL has created, everyone around the world talks about it. <p></p> <p></p><b>India unsuccessful journey in football:</b> It s lack of leagues like ISL at a major level. With the kind of visibility on television and the kind of access that people have, it s creating awareness. People know Indian players. People even watched all those who played at the Under-17 World Cup. It s all about visibility. Unless you get to show your talent, on television screens, it s very difficult for people to start liking something. <p></p> <p></p><b>Cricketers and football:</b> If you ask me to run 20 laps around the field, I would get bored after a while. But if you ask me to play a football match after a training session, I would keep running after that ball because I have a chance to do something with it. It s a beautiful sport; everyone in the team likes it, and we love to show off as well.