Virat Kohli: I feel like dancing on the field every time I hear any music

Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 42nd ODI hundred in humid conditions during the second ODI against Windies on Sunday. The third game will be played on Wednesday
Virat Kohli: I feel like dancing on the field every time I hear any musicVirat Kohli: I feel like dancing on the field every time I hear any music
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Indian batsman Virat Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers in the world currently, but he too admitted that he gets exhausted when the conditions are tough and humid, like it was at Trinidad on Sunday during the second ODI against West Indies. 

However, Kohli braved the conditions to score a fluent 120 in 125 balls. He returned to the field and took a wonderful one-handed catch that sent back Windies' Evin Lewis. His efforts helped India win the game by 59 runs (via DLS method), as the side went 1-0 up in the ODI series. 

After the game, Kohli made an appearance on Chahal TV, in which he revealed the secret to batting in tough situations. 

"It was very challenging because it had rained earlier in the day. That is why it was even more humid today.

"My mindset has always been simple. I want to contribute in any way possible for the team. Be it catches or run outs, I want to do it all. Every player should adopt their lifestyle and discipline in such a way that they are able to give their 100 percent on the field.

"If you don't give it your all on the field then you are not doing justice to the team. I have changed my lifestyle, training and diet in such a way that I am able to contribute in any way possible for the team even in tough weather conditions. It all helps on such days when the conditions are tough. These small things help a lot," Kohli told Yuzvendra Chahal.

He also added that it was tough to bat in extreme humidity, but kept going as his team needed him. 

"I was completely exhausted after reaching 60-65, honestly. But the situation was such that I had to continue playing the way I was. As a cricketer we should always realise that if you are thinking about the team then all the tiredness and exhaustion goes away.

"It was very challenging because it had rained earlier in the day. That is why it was even more humid today," Kohli said.

Kohli, who was spotted dancing with good friend Chris Gayle during the first ODI, also revealed that he is in a good space mentally, and, hence, never hesitates to break into a dance on the field. 

"I am enjoying myself on the field. This is a blessing for me. Whether I am the captain or not I don't like to follow a typical mould. God has given me such a good life and opportunity that I can play for my country. It is important to enjoy such moments.

"When the music is playing on the ground I like to dance, joke around with the opposition players. I am in a very good space in my life that is why whenever I hear any music I start dancing," Kohli said.

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