Star batsman who recently hits a double century on day two of the first test match against West Indies, said getting big runs in the longest version gives him immense job satisfaction.
Kohli, who also became the first Indian captain to strike a double century in an overseas Test, said he was “extremely satisfied” to reach the feat where he made a forgettable debut five years ago.
“Yes, it is a very good feeling. I made my debut here and it wasn’t a memorable series for me. Coming back here and getting a double hundred gives me a lot of satisfaction purely because of the fact that I have missed a couple of big scores in the past,”
“I know I have the ability to get big hundreds. This is my first double hundred in first-class matches in general, so this is something I always wanted to do and I am feeling really grateful that I was able to cross the mark. It is just a very good feeling. Test cricket is the most important format as far as I am concerned and the whole of team is concerned, so when you do well in Test cricket, it gives you the job satisfaction like nothing else. I am really happy for this moment,”
The 27-year-old, who is known to go with the five-bowler strategy for Test matches, said playing with one batsman short increases his responsibility as a captain to score big.
“It is very important to understand the responsibility in front of you when you go in with a combination. Playing five batsmen is a bit of an added pressure on the batsman but that is what we want to take up as a challenge.”
“The batsmen decided to take up the responsibility. As captain, I would never ask the players to do what I cannot do myself first and I have always believed in that.”