Virat talks about having become more responsible after marriage and says “I have become a lot more responsible. That helps you in captaincy as well. It's only improved my captaincy and me as a human being and as a player.”
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are regarded as the ‘Rabne baadi jodi’ (Match made in heaven). Anushka and Virat got married on December 11, 2017 in Lake Como in Italy. The cricketer has always praised Anushka since the time they were dating.
Speaking at the captains' media day in London, Virat was asked about his changes in life before and after marriage with Bollywood celebrity Anushka Sharma. He said, “You become more responsible (after marriage). It's very different from the responsibility you had in your life. You start understanding things much better and you start putting things into perspective a lot more.”
He added, “I have become a lot more responsible. That helps you in captaincy as well. It's only improved my captaincy and me as a human being and as a player.”
Just recently, during the Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2019, while talking to AB de villiers, Virat had praised Anushka. He said she keeps motivating him.
He said, “I think over the last more than a year or so, the best thing to have happened to me is me getting married. It's literally changed my whole world. I have the most beautiful wife, the most beautiful person.”
When he told how Anushka had helped him to switch off from work, he said, “That has been the strongest factor in my life to change the way I was, before I was too intense in life and she always kept me motivated and positive, but at the same time we spend quality time with each other and totally get away from the game and that's the most important thing. I think I couldn't have been luckier to have someone like that who can understand my mindset being in that position herself. I look forward to spending time with her and that's how I switch off."
Coming to World Cup which begins tomorrow (May 30), this is the first time Kohli will be participating as a captain and huge responsibility lies on his shoulders.
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Last Updated May 29, 2019, 6:14 PM IST