“My mind was spinning so fast that I could barely…”, Virat Kohli makes a remarkable revelation about his phenomenal knock at Melbourne

Virat Kohli won the game with a historic knock at Melbourne

Things were going horribly south for the former Indian and RCB captain, Virat Kohli even a few months ago. Come Asia Cup, Virat Kohli returned after a month of hiatus and ever since then, he has been unstoppable.

The tag of chase master that adorned him so well came ablaze in India’s humdinger chase against Pakistan at Melbourne where Kohli single-handedly won the match for India from almost an ineluctable situation.

Here is how things changed for Virat Kohli

Not only did Kohli come back to his form, but that all-important monkey of scoring the 71st century from his back arrived too and the magical figures started flowing at full steam in all formats of the game. In an interview Kohli was asked that how did he manage to pull off the stunner at Melbourne and he did not hold back his opinion.

Speaking at a Puma event, Virat Kohli said, “I still can’t make any sense of it. That’s a very honest admission. And a lot of people have tried to ask me what were you thinking, how did you plan and I have no answers. The fact of the matter is that I was so much under pressure that my mind had shut off completely by the 12th or 13th over.”

This is what Virat Kohli had to say about that humdinger knock against Pakistan

He further added, “I was going through what I was going through, then I came back in Asia Cup and I was playing well and I felt like wow I’m ready to play to play in this World Cup. At the 10th over mark, we were 31 for 4 and I had just ran Axar out. I was 12 off 25, or something. I remember in the break, Rahul bhai came to me and I don’t remember what he said. I swear and I even told him this as well. I told him, ‘I have no idea what you told me in that break because I was zoned out.”

Virat concluded by saying, “My mind was spinning so fast…I was like this is worse that it was before. I had spiralled down so far down that there is no comeback from here and that was my honest feeling at the halfway mark. That is when my instinct took over. So when I stopped thinking and planning, whatever God-given talent I have that came to the surface and then I felt like something higher was guiding me. I can’t claim any of that. I was trying to do it before as well but it wasn’t working. The lesson for me was stop using your mind so much because it actually pushes you away from real magic. What happened that night, I can never explain it and it won’t happen ever again.”

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