During the 21-day lockdown, India skipper Virat Kohli had an Instagram Live chat with former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Thursday and recalled how he was always in former India captain MS Dhoni’s ears, during his leadership days, with advice about what can be done next.

“You can ask MS that as well. When I played under MS Dhoni, I was in his ears every over. ‘Maybe we can do this, maybe we can do that’,” Virat Kohli said.

Kohli recalled how he used to run from long-off to long-on to be exactly at the right place, and even now how he is ready to give 120 per cent and quit only he thinks it is the right time.

“I would run from long on to long-off. I needed to be at the right place. I need to be able to enjoy the game first, even now when I’m the captain. I will give 120 percent every ball. I can’t play any other way. I’ve made a promise to myself, the day I don’t feel like playing like this way I will quit,” he said.

Despite making it to three IPL finals and not winning one, Kohli explained the reason: “When you have the biggest players who have played for RCB there is going to be a lot of attention on the team. We are always going to be more focus. We have reached 3 finals but haven’t won a single one. Have reached 3 semis but those things are irrelevant till the time we don’t win the title. We have talked about it as well. We actually deserve to win an IPL title, to be honest.”

Meanwhile, amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is highly unlikely the IPL will take place.