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Magnificent Kohli reflects on his road to success

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Raipur : While attributing his phenomenal rise to the top of the limited-overs cricket to rigorous training, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has stressed that it is pertinent to stay grounded and remain calm despite adulation and fame.

Kohli continued his red-hot form as he smashed an unbeaten 54 off 45 balls to secure his side a spot in the Indian Premier League play-offs, following a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in a winner-takes-all contest in Raipur last evening.

“It is very important not to get very arrogant or rude about your form or the way you are striking the ball. You will have a few incidents on the field where people will have a go at you, but after that sort of chat, you are back to basics, you are back to being normal and humble about what you want to do on the pitch. It is all about keeping that thin line between over-confidence and being confident and calm about your skill,” Man-of-the-Match Kohli said in a post-match presentation.

The right-handed batsman, who breached the 900-run landmark in the process, also believes sticking to basics and working hard on the nets on a consistent basis have contributed significantly towards his success.

“It’s not easy but you have to start afresh every day. I know it sounds boring and traditional but that’s the way it is. You need to do boring things and built your innings the same way to improve as a cricketer. Every day has to be made use of. I am extra motivated when I come on to the field and make sure I work hard,” he added.

As the victory took them to the second spot in the points table, Royal Challengers will now have two shots at reaching the IPL final. (ANI)

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