Virat Kohli birthday: Top 5 on-field quotes by Kohli
Let's get straight to the point. Today is the birthday of Indian captain, Virat Kohli, who celebrates his 29th version at the peak of his powers. The former U19 captain's rise over the years has been astonishing as he has stamped his name as the best batsman in the world - at least in ODIs.
However, he is one of those players who never shies away from controversy and always fires back when something is thrown at him. And this is a list of just that as here are 5 of his best quotes on the field.
#5 Know your limits
So, we all know how we are always asked to keep pushing and expand the boundaries of our so-called limits. But there is also another side of the coin as we are also reminded not to fly too high as we risk burning our wings just like Icarus did when he flew too close to the sun.
It seems as though Virat Kohli is of the latter kind – at least in this incident – as he was caught on the on-field mic saying, “Stay within your limits.” This incident happened in 2014 when Kohli was standing in as captain for the unavailable MS Dhoni.
It was the fourth day of the Test between India and Australia and Rohit Sharma, who was bowling as a part-time option, delivered one which struck Steven Smith’s leg. The subsequent appeal was turned down, but Smith had something to say to the bowler which didn’t go down well with the Indian captain.
Kohli then chirped: “You got an issue with everyone? Stay in your shoes, I can sort you out...”
Warner then ran from the non-striker's end towards the striker's end to calm down both the parties and that’s when Kohli asked the captain to stay within his limits.