I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano: Virat

NEW DELHI: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday revealed that he takes inspiration from Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, whose work ethic is something that he wants to emulate.

With 1215 runs in Tests and over 2500 plus runs across all formats in 2016, Team India Test skipper said, “I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano (Ronaldo). The way he has stayed on top for so many years, it’s nothing but down to hard work. I have heard he is the most hardworking footballer in the world and that’s why he is where he is. Messi is a freak (genius) but this guy (Ronaldo) is giving him run for his money because of his hard work.”

Virat has been a standout performer for India throughout the year and he feels that it’s about knowing his game better.

“It can be put down to understanding my game a lot better than I used to. Being happy with the ability I have, the sort of drawbacks that I have. I understand my flaws and strengths nicely,” Kohli said.

“It’s also about finding the right balance. People talk about not having flaws and it’s wrong. Everyone has flaws and consistency is nothing but overcoming those flaws and finding the ability to score runs in Test format, especially which I wanted to find within my game. I feel in happy space knowing exactly where my game is going,” he said.

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