Very few are blessed with the ability to walk the talk, especially if the talk is big. Virat Kohli's team-mate, confidante and partner-in-success over the last year, R Ashwin exudes a sense of admiration when he talks about his captain. "Many a time, I have seen him say 'Okay, don't worry, I'll make the runs'. It could be even 400 runs and he would say he will make it. That's an amazing sense of self-confidence for someone to have. And he's got extraordinary skill to back that confidence."
But confidence is a fickle companion, probably the ficklest of them all. There is a need for recognition, constant reassurance and an unending hope that it doesn't desert you. Kohli's relationship with it isn't dissimilar.
Former Pakistani captain Waqar Younis feels that current Indian captain Virat Kohli can break several batting records in the forthcoming years. The former fast bowler pointed out that Kohli’s fitness plays a major role in his batting. "The way he is maintaining his fitness and the way he enjoys his game and focusses on his skill level, I think he is destined to break all batting records in the years to come," Waqar said. Younis, who resigned as Pakistan's head coach last year, said that Kohli’s commitment to fitness and improving his batting skills is what makes him stand out.
"The way I see it he should go on to achieve a lot of batting records," Waqar said.
Kohli has been in sensational form since the start of 2016 when he hit two hundred in the five-match ODI series against Australia before breaking several other records. He scored 973 runs including four hundred in 2016 IPL and the records that he created in 2017 need no introduction to a cricket fan. He wasn’t a part of the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka to take out time for his own marriage.