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Virat Kohli shares his plans 8 years down the line

Mohsin Kamal
SENIOR ANALYST
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3.04K   //    19 Jan 2019, 19:57 IST

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What's the story?

India cricket team on Friday ended the Australia tour on a successful note as the Virat Kohli-led side returned home without losing any of the Test, ODI and T20I series. It was an overall all-round performance from Men-in-Blue but there is no denying that skipper stood tall throughout the assignment.

Soon after the conclusion of the tour, Virat Kohli shared his future plans in a short video clip which was unveiled on his official app. The batting heavyweight said that he would love to spend most of his time with the family after his retirement as he takes cricket a part of life but not the life itself.


In case you didn't know

India's recent historical Test series win against Australia earned Kohli's men several milestones. Kohli became the first Indian as well as Asian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil. Not so later, the in-form team India triumphed the ODI series by 2-1 at Melbourne on Friday, which again was the first bilateral One-day international series win for Men in Blue.

Heart of the matter

Virat Kohli finished 2018 as top run-getter in both ODI and Test formats. The modern-day batting sensation is surely touching new heights with each passing day. However, he believes that after some eight years from now, he would be more happy spending time with the family especially with his wife Anushka Sharma.

This morning, the Delhi born while replying to the question, "How do you imagine yourself 8 years down the line?" said that cricket is a part of life but not the life itself.

"8 years down the line, my priority would be family. Me, Anushka and our family by then. Cricket would obviously be a part of my Life always but I feel family should be priority because nothing is bigger than life.

"Cricket is a part of life but nothing should be bigger than life. I know people take things a bit too seriously if you say cricket is not your life then you are not committed enough. I don't believe in all that." He says in the video clip which was released on his official Android app.

"If I'm committed to talking something right now, I'm committed but the larger picture always needs to be life. Because whatever happens, you come back home, so priority will be family, should be family.

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"Cricket would always be a special part of life but it's not the most special thing in life. It's the way I see it." He added.

What's next?

The 30-year old would be aiming to win his maiden World Cup in England.

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