Press Esc to close
Monday 02 February 2015
News updated at 1:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Hope I remain as fit as Sachin when I reach his age: Kohli

New Delhi, Oct 3, 2013 (PTI)
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. File photo

He is one of the fittest athlete in the Indian team at the moment but star cricketer Virat Kohli finds Sachin Tendulkar the epitome of fitness and hopes to play with same vigour when he reaches the veteran batsman's current age of 40.

"Hope I can play for the country for such a long span as Sachin (Tendulkar) has and remain as fit as he is. His fitness level is amazing. If I can achieve 60-70 per cent of what he has achieved so far in his career, I will be more than happy," said Kohli.

"His hardwork is very inspiring for the younger generation," he told reporters at a function where his endorsement deal with the leading sportswear brand, Adidas was announced here today.

Replying to a query, Kohli said South African speedsters -- Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel -- were the two most dangerous bowlers he has faced in his international career so far.

On his preparation for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia, Kohli said the hosts would not be taking their opposition lightly and remained upbeat about winning.

"The Australia series is going to be competitive. Even without injured Michael Clarke, they are a strong side. But I am confident about winning the series," the 24-year-old said.

Kohli said that the high-profile series might see some verbal duels between the players of the two sides as the young Indians are capable of giving it back to the Aussies in equal measure.

"We will reply from the bat first. We will play competitive cricket. The current lot doesn't like to listen too much. We will definitely get back at them," he insisted. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A machine cleaning pollution from River Ganga during the Magh Mela Festival in Allahabad...

A machine cleaning pollution from River Ganga during the Magh Mela Festival in Allahabad...

Farah Khan announces the Gautam Gulati as the winner of Bigg Boss Season 8...

Farah Khan announces the Gautam Gulati as the winner of Bigg Boss Season 8...

Devotees feed Siberian migratory birds after taking a holy dip in the River Ganges...

Devotees feed Siberian migratory birds after taking a holy dip in the River Ganges...

Hingis of Switzerland and Paes of India kiss their trophy at the Australian Open 2015...

Hingis of Switzerland and Paes of India kiss their trophy at the Australian Open 2015...

Hingis of Switzerland and Paes of India celebrate the winning movement of Australian Open 2015...

Hingis of Switzerland and Paes of India celebrate the winning movement of Australian Open 2015...

A senior traffic police officer stops a truck at Qazigund as Srinagar- Jammu National Highway...

A senior traffic police officer stops a truck at Qazigund as Srinagar- Jammu National Highway...

Jacqueline Fernandez during a promotional event in Jaipur on Sunday...

Jacqueline Fernandez during a promotional event in Jaipur on Sunday...

John Abraham takes selfie with Delhi Waveriders players during their HIL match...

John Abraham takes selfie with Delhi Waveriders players during their HIL match...

Madhuri Dixit Nene with husband Sriram Nene during the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards...

Madhuri Dixit Nene with husband Sriram Nene during the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards...

Sonam Kapoor during the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards in Mumbai...

Sonam Kapoor during the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards in Mumbai...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523