Ex-Indian skipper Virat Kohli opens up on his current frame of mind

Virat Kohli has scored 236 runs for RCB in the IPL 2022

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is struggling with the bat for a long period ago while he is also not in his best form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and he has scored only 236 runs at an average of 19.67 in the IPL 2022.

Former India skipper Virat Kohli is struggling with a bat for a long time ago and he is also not in his best form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. In 13 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli has scored 236 runs at an average of 19.67. 

This is Kohli’s lowest average at an IPL edition since 2009. In the inaugural 2008 IPL, Kohli had averaged 15. After that season, the former India skipper averaged over 22 in each of the seasons till 2021. He has scored only one half-century this season and his strike rate is 113.46.

However, Kohli has opened up about his current frame of mind and how he coping with such a dip in form.

“My experiences are sacred to me. Whatever I have experienced in this phase or in the past as well, one thing I can vouch for is that I have never valued myself more as a person. Because I’m experiencing now that there is a big sense of the identity that’s created by the world for you, which is far more different and so far away from the reality of you as a human being. So, what I’m experiencing now is that I am valuing myself and I care for my well-being way more I would have in the past. I’m actually in the happiest phase of my life,”

Kohli said on the Star Sports show ‘INSIDE RCB’.

“I am not finding any self-worth or value in what I do on the field. I’m way past that phase. This is a phase of evolution for me. Not to say that I don’t have the same drive, my drive will never die down. The day my drive goes away, I’ll not be playing this game. But to understand that some things are not controllable, the only controllable you have are things that you can work towards, which is working hard in the field and in life as well and from that point of view, I feel that I am in the most balanced space that I have ever been and I am happy with who I am and how I am leading my life.

“I am not finding any source of encouragement or disappointment in what happens on the field. So, this has not been about myself, this is about the fact that I have not contributed to my team’s cause as much as I would have wanted to or I pride myself on, and that is something that always disappoints me, not what I do as an individual. It’s because I don’t want to let my team down.”