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Disk Issue -- Virat

Postby givemeahug786 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:45 pm

https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/1 ... d-scg-test

Virat Kohli plays down back injury concerns
January 02 2019

"Every team that comes here wants to win, obviously. I am sure that they would have had the same intention but the motivation has never been to change history."


Torn ligaments, soft tissue injuries, back and shoulder problems are part and parcel of a sportsperson's career. But battle-hardened athletes wade through the pain and continue to chase their goals. Virat Kohli, the India captain, has been troubled by a back issue for close to seven years and experienced back pain in the third Test against Australia at the MCG. The seasoned cricketer, however, pointed out that injuries are microcosm of an athlete's life and eventually, it comes down to taking precautionary measures in order to manage the problem.

"On my personal fitness concern, I've had disc issues since 2011, it's nothing new," Kohli said ahead of the final Test of the four-match series against Australia at the SCG on Wednesday (January 2). "I've been able to manage it because of the physical effort I have put in in the last few years. When you have a back which has disc issues you can only maintain it that way so I'm not too bothered by it.

"When the workload increases, it can get into a spasm. You don't really get serious issues, you get fine in 2-3 days but at that point of time you get into a spasm. That's very easy to heal so I'm not too concerned with it. You just have to manage it physically and stay ahead of the injury. I've been able to do it for now and I'm sure I'll find out more options and more ways to counter that and be at the top of my fitness. It's inhuman or impossible to keep going on without niggles and I think it's fine to have a few niggles here and there, you just need to be able to manage it very well," he added.

Over the last few years, Kohli has continuously played across all three formats of the game, scoring heavily. The 30-year-old said that he has worked extremely hard on his fitness to adapt to the rigours of modern-day cricket. He also stressed upon the point about having a good technique to succeed in different formats.

"The physical part has definitely helped me massively in the last three years. I feel like I can switch formats easily and be at the top of my energy levels or intensity levels that is required to play international cricket. Because I work really hard on my fitness. There are many factors involved: the diet, the sleep patters and all these sort of things are very crucial. But above all of that I believe in backing my technical ability to score in all formats. I am not someone who aims to be the biggest six hitter, as such. I'm happy to knock the ball around in the shorter formats and get runs.

"As long as the intent is there and you are working towards making the team win you don't need to go out there and make people go: 'Wow, what was that shot'. I'm not bothered by that. The thing that drives me is helping the team at any cost. For that I need to be at the top of the game in all formats because I believe that I can make match-winning contributions for my team. For that I need to be really sure of my patterns. If you have a good technique you can succeed in any format. That's the bottom line. That's what I believe."

After thumping the home side by a margin of 137 runs in the third Test, India took a 2-1 lead in the four-match rubber, and now have a chance to create history by becoming the first side from Asia to win a Test series in Australia. Incidentally, despite playing 11 Test series in Australia, India haven't been able to clinch even a single rubber so far. The India captain noted that it is about focusing and staying in the present.

"If you ask me very honestly, no. Because what's gone is not in our control and what is going to come is not something you need to think about. We need to stay in the present and focus on the things we can do. The controllables, we need to figure out what they are and focus on them. The reason why we want to win this Test is we understand as cricketers how difficult it is to come here and play.

"As I said yesterday, it's not only the team you are playing against, it's the whole nation because they get behind the team so well. When you walk in to bat, you feel there are 40,000 people who want your wicket, not just the 11 guys on the field. So we understand as cricketers how difficult it is and purely just to take that challenge on, we want to win here. It's got nothing to with proving that we want to do something that has never been done in the past.

"Every team that comes here wants to win, obviously. I am sure that they would have had the same intention but the motivation has never been to change history. It has only been to overcome the challenge that is in front of you, and as a sportsman and as a cricketer, you can ask anyone - that's the most important thing and that's something you look forward to, not necessarily proving something to someone or changing history. It's just crossing a hurdle and making yourself believe that you are good enough to be at this level and beat any team anywhere in the world. That's the most important thing to us."

In recent times, India have missed opportunities to win Test series in South Africa and England. However, by winning Test matches in Adelaide and MCG, the Asian nation is on the verge of scripting history. Kohli observed that they have made mistakes in the past but the team is moving in the right direction.

"It has just solidified the belief we had as a team, much more. Not only me, the things that we have been talking about for a long time, for the past 12 months, I think wins like MCG and Adelaide only make you feel, as a team, that you're heading in the right direction. You will obviously make mistakes and have things that you improve on or correct but you can't change your personality or your character as a team.

"When that comes through you understand that against all odds you stuck together as a side, and eventually you start getting your results and you start believing in yourselves. You see guys growing in their confidence levels and that is a beautiful sight. These kind of victories evolve you as a cricketer and as a person as well. That can only happen when you have total belief in what you want to do rather than following someone else's opinions. As a side it gave us a lot of belief that we were heading in the right direction always and that we were very close, we just had to understand our mistakes and correct them at the right times. Not that we were not willing to correct them, but the timing wasn't right. It just gives us confidence to keep doing these things more often and not stop them."
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Re: Disk Issue -- Virat

Postby Katto » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:39 pm

pretty serious

it could shorten his career much like Michael Clarke

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Re: Disk Issue -- Virat

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:20 am

Its getting worst after marriage he generally skipping playing vs Minors but concentrate for SENA

He will lead India in both AUS and NZ
ODI despite rohit returned to Aus on Jan 08
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