I will not change my aggression: Virat Kohli

Aug 08, 2013, 00:50 IST | IANS

India's explosive batsman Virat Kohli yesterday said there is nothing wrong in being aggressive on the field and sees no reason for changing his approach.

Kohli, who captained India to a historic 5-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe in the one-day series recently, was criticised by former cricketers and commentators who wanted him to shed his hyperactive demeanour.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

The 24-year-old had angrily reacted with on-field umpires after he was given out by the third umpire in the second one-day international on July 26 in Harare.

“The criticism has been with me for a long time and I had said before that I do not intend to cross the line at any point of time.

But I will not change my natural instinct which is to be aggressive as it helps me to focus and concentrate on my game,” Kohli told IANS on the sidelines of a promotional event here.

“Crossing the line is not on at all and I wouldn’t do it at any point of time. But when you have an emotional overflow, you tend to make a mistake. I am human and not a machine. Everyone makes mistakes and the point is we must learn from it and not repeat them.” 

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