Virat Kohli: I feel there is scope for more improvement

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Virat Kohli: I feel there is scope for more improvement

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Arun S Kaimal

05/28/2016

Virat Kohli has been in the form of his life in the past few months, but the star batsman said on Friday that the hunger to keep improving with every game keeps him focused. Kohli also opened up about the mistakes he made in the past, and how the learnings from them helped him be more consistent.

Kohli, who has scored 919 runs so far in the IPL, has almost single-handedly taken Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final. Explaining the secret behind the success in an e-mail conversation with the PTI, the 27-year-old said that hard work and discipline have helped him achieve great things, also adding that there is always scope for more improvement in his game.

"Every day is a new day. I always feel that there is a scope for improvement and with every game, I take the plus and the minus as this helps me improvise. There is no substitute to hard work and discipline," Kohli, who goes into the IPL final as the leading run-getter in the tournament, told PTI in an e-mail interaction.

The right-handed batsman also became the first cricketer to score four centuries in an IPL season, and is just 81 runs short of the historic 1000-run mark. When asked about the remarkable consistency in his game, the 2016 ICC World T20 Player of the Tournament pointed at the mistakes he committed in the past, and the learning curve thereafter.

"I went through the same stuff that every cricketer goes through when he comes in. You are insecure about your place, you make mistakes in your desperation. You want to do really well and you don't really control yourself on and off the field.

"But as time progresses, you settle down and make consistent choices in your game as well as off the field which gradually helps you be on the top of the game," said India's Test captain, who has now toned down his much talked about aggression.

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