Playing For A Draw Should Be The Last Option For Me – Virat Kohli

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Team India skipper Virat Kohli is well-known for his desire to win every single man. No many would deny the fact that Kohli only enters the ground with victory only in his mind. Recently, Kohli also agreed to the same saying that playing for a draw would be the last option for him.

Kohli took over the reins in Test cricket after MS Dhoni stepped down in 2014. Since then, he had a terrific run with the side in the longest format. He leapfrogged the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Dhoni as the most successful Indian Test captain with 33 wins out of 55 Tests.

Playing for a draw should be the last option – Virat Kohli

His most notable series win as the skipper was leading India to emphatic victory against Australia in 2018-19. It was after 72 years that India won for the first time in Australia. Virat Kohli while speaking to Mayank Agarwal for bcci.tv stated that playing for a draw should be the last option for him.

I would not compromise on wanting a result in any situation, drawing a game for me should be the last option. Say we need 300 on the last day and opposition gives you that target.

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Virat Kohli (Credit: Twitter)

I would say to the guys let’s go for it. It’s 100 runs in a session and even if you lose a couple of wickets and score 80 in the first session we can make up for it by scoring 120 runs in the final session,” Kohli said.

Adding further, Virat Kohli claimed that he thinks for a draw only when they are in a difficult situation or they don’t have any chance of winning. The cricketer from Delhi believes turning game on its head is the most memorable thing for a cricketer.

Draw comes to me only and only if the situation has gone too bad or in the last hour if we don’t have any option. Fearing a loss is the most negative thing you can think of and it causes self-harm as well as causes harm to your own mindset.

Turning a game around are the moments that can make a person feel wow. My aim is to make people realize how good they can be,” Virat Kohli concluded.