India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is the representation of a new India, not an Australian mentality.© AFP
India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday declared himself “a representative of the new India”, always ready to face challenges with optimism, responding to Greg Chappell’s view that he is “the most Australian non-Australian cricketer of all time. “. On the eve of the first test against Australia, Kohli was asked about his aggressive cricket branding coupled with a combative attitude that the former captain of Australia, who also served as India’s coach, found similar to the mentality. of his compatriots.
“I would like to say that I have always been myself,” said the skipper during a virtual media conference ahead of the opening test against Australia starting Thursday.
“As I am my personality and my character, I am the representation of the new India. For me, this is how I see it,” he said.
“In my mind, it’s not about being compared to the Australian mindset as such. That’s how we started defending ourselves as an Indian cricket team and my personality has been like that from day one,” he added.
The new India, according to one of the country’s most popular sports icons, is the one that is not afraid to take up challenges.
“The new India takes up challenges and is full of optimism and positivity. We make sure we are ready for any challenge that comes our way.”
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