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India captain Virat Kohli has broken numerous records and achieved a lot since he made his debut in 2008, but one thing he has yet to accomplish is scoring a triple century.
There is no doubt that the 29-year-old would like to add that to his list of feats, but is it a top priority for him?
When asked about it, Kohli, who is currently captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), told the Times of India: “The only goal is to win games. That’s the goal of other persons, not me.”
Meanwhile, Kohli also admitted that he learns a lot more from defeats than victories as it encourages him to become better and learn from his mistakes.
“Defeats. 100%. Victories don’t teach you anything,” he said. “All the bad phases in my life have made me a better person.
“A lot of people not needed in your life get filtered. You know what their priorities are when you hit a low. I actually feel grateful when I go through a low time. It has helped me out over the years.”
The Indian skipper also reminisced about his maiden call-up to the national team and his first day in the Indian dressing room.
“I clearly remember sitting with my mom and watching the news on the day of the selection meeting,” he said. “My name just flashed on the TV but I thought they might just be spreading a rumour or something like that.
“Then five minutes later, I got a call from the Board that I had been selected. I got goosebumps. I was shaking. It was a very special day.
“I clearly remember walking into the team meeting. I was asked to give a speech in the team room. It was nerve wracking for me with so many great Indian players there. They were looking at me. Which we now do to younger guys to intimidate them, make them nervous (smiles). These are my first memories.”