Doping is not acceptable in Cricket: Virat Kohli
CRICKET: Indian Cricketer and youth-icon, Virat Kohli, feels that those who even support doping in Cricket, should be given a stringent punishment. In an event, held on Friday, the 24-year-old said, ” Doping is not at all acceptable. Sport gives you everything in life. If you can’t respect the game, you don’t deserve to be there. Strict punishment should be handed to the guilty.”
Kohli has been asked to lead the men in blue for the Zimbabwe tour, in absence of the regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “I don’t think experience matters, especially in limited overs. You need 11 players who are hungry for success, who are hard-working and whose vision is the team’s victory. All 15 players are strong and it is a strong unit, which is good,” he quoted. The fearless stalwart also opened his mouth against the match-fixers. “Hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt it. Those who corrupt the game are villains. They should be punished and they have been punished in the past,” he stated.
Virat also mentioned that he likes to lead the charge of the team, and this helps his batting performance as well. “I like to always lead from the front and set an example for whoever is playing with me or around me. I like taking responsibilities. That comes naturally to me. “The best quality is to not be afraid of anything. Even if you have seniors or players with a lot of experience in your team, you need confidence in your ability and think you can lead them. “It is important you set an example with your performance quickly. Then you gain respect. If the respect is mutual between players and captain, the side is successful and it comes from performance, by winning matches for the team. That inspiration spreads in the team,” he exclaimed further. When asked about his superhero, Kohli had a quick answer - “Sachin”, he said. “It has always been Tendulkar, and it will be Tendulkar for life. He has inspired me immensely. I used to dream of winning games, because he used to do it single-handedly.”