The former India captain said it also helped him add a different dimension to his ‘understanding of the game’.
After battling poor form for a long time, Kohli, who is trying to find the rhythm, has scored around 6500 runs in the IPL. He has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since its inception in 2008.
On the impact of IPL on his life, Kohli said on Star Sports’ Inside RCB show, “I think apart from playing for India, IPL has helped me show my abilities, compete against the best players in the world.” Gave a platform to share and share cricket information with them. ,
“I think that was the most important thing that added a different dimension to my understanding of the game. It helped me to move forward in a very progressive way.
He said, “I was taking knowledge of the game from players from other countries, which might not have been possible without IPL like how to play in different conditions and what kind of mental state they have in these. ,
Kohli said, “People have different ways of achieving success so there cannot be just one blueprint for this. That’s why I would have been very excited and thankful to have the opportunity to learn from him. I used to learn from him day and night and that’s why my performance in IPL was great. ,
Apart from his half-century against Gujarat Titans and his earlier 48 against Mumbai Indians, Kohli has struggled to get runs this season.
The batsman has so far scored 186 runs in 10 matches at an average of 20.67.
Kohli is the only player who has been with a franchise since the inception of the IPL.
On his loyalty to RCB (though he hasn’t won a single trophy for the team yet), Kohli said, “To be honest, I thought about it. Yes, I have been offered to appear in the auction several times to give my name, things like that. ,
Kohli said, “But I thought about it that everybody has so many years and they live and then they go on and life goes on. There will be great players who have won trophies but no one calls you ‘oh, he is IPL champion or he is world cup champion’. ,
“It’s like people like you if you’re a good person, stay away from you if you’re bad, and that’s what life is all about,” he said. ,
When Kohli first played for RCB in 2008, he was just 18 years old. In 2011, he was given the captaincy of the team. The 2016 season was great for him in which he scored 973 runs, the most runs by a player in an IPL season. However, he is yet to reach the IPL trophy when he played in the finals in the 2009 and 2016 editions.