He surpassed legends like Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to reach 7000 runs and 24 ODI centuries but star Indian batsman Virat Kohli today said as a cricketer he is “still very much a work in progress”.
“I am very much a work in progress as a cricketer.
Opponents are always trying to get you out, trying to outsmart you and you need to stay ahead of them. I feel like I am learning everyday, trying something new on the field,” said Kohli today in a Facebook video chat with his fans.
“That (mindset) keeps you grounded as well. We, as players, understand that not many are getting to play at the highest level and I am trying to make the most of it,” he added.
Did he ever think about getting to 7000 runs faster than anyone else?
“I never planned it to be honest. The aim is to score as many runs for the team as possible. I did not focus on it (the record) but god has been my kind. When you look back you do feel it is special but you can’t really plan these records,” said India’s Test captain, who took 161 innings to achieve the feat.