“It’s always you vs you”

Former India captain Virat Kohli has shared a picture on his social media where he looks intense and focused. The 33-year-old has posted a picture where he sees himself in the mirror with a steely determination in his eyes.

While uploading the image, Kohli also shared an inspirational message, writing:

“It’s always you vs you.”

The former India skipper has had a tough time lately both on and off the cricket field. His stay as T20I captain ended at a low level when India did not reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup in the UAE last year.

Following his decision to leave the T20I leadership, he was also fired as India’s ODI leader, quite unpretentiously, ahead of the South Africa series. Kohli then resigned as test captain in the wake of India’s 1-2 league loss to the Proteas.

The 33-year-old has also been involved in an open war of words with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He contradicted the cricket board with his claims about his firing as captain at the pre-departure press conference.

Kohli had a nice run in the ODI series in South Africa and scored two fifties in three matches. India, however, ended up being whitewashed 0-3.

“Kohli was an exception as captain” – Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has hailed Kohli as a captain who was able to lead the Indian team to great heights. The Aussie legend wrote in his column for ESPNcricinfo:

“There is no doubt that Kohli was an exception as captain; he did not curb his enthusiasm, but he was still able to lead the Indian team to a higher level. With the skillful assistance of Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane, he lifted India to overseas success that no other captain had done. “

According to Chappell, the former Indian captain’s greatest achievement was instilling an urge for test cricket on the team. He wrote:

“One of Kohli’s great achievements was to instill in his team a craving for test cricket. Despite his all-encompassing success, Kohli’s main goal was to achieve victory in the test arena, and this is where his passion really shone.”

The right-handed dough ended its captaincy as India’s most successful leader in the test format. He was captain of India in 68 tests and won 40 of them.

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