Top 82 Virat Kohli Quotes

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An Indian player, Virat Kohli, was born on 5 November 1988 and is the Indian International team’s caption. He is a right-handed top-order batsman and plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The caption, Kohli, is regarded as one of the world’s best batsmen and has also been the top-ranked ODI batsman globally.

Talking about his personal life, he married an Indian actress, Anushka Sharma, who has played different roles in numerous films.

Below, you can find the top 82 quotes by Virat Kohli that might help you.

Virat Kohli with his beautiful wife, Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli with his beautiful wife, Anushka Sharma

“I like to be myself, and I don’t pretend. For instance, I don’t dress up for occasions; I am what I am.”― Virat Kohli

“No cricket team in the world depends on one or two players. The team always plays to win.”― Virat Kohli

“In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so. Apart from him and outside cricket, my mother has remained my inspiration. Whatever difficult time I faced, she was always there for me. She has given me all the strength. She maintained her composure and supported me in tough times.”― Virat Kohli

“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”― Virat Kohli

“A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.”― Virat Kohli

“The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison.”― Virat Kohli

“I do believe in God. But you won’t find me visiting temples every now and then. I believe in self-realization. Peace of mind matters a lot to me. What’s the point in doing something just for the sake of it? I’d rather do something I like doing as long as I’m being true to myself.”― Virat Kohli

“I don’t really focus on these things – on what tags are given to me or what people think of me off the field – stuff like that. My main focus is always to do well on the field for the Indian cricket team. When people say good things about me off the field, I am more than happy to accept them.”― Virat Kohli

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“I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket.”― Virat Kohli

“Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don’t look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.”― Virat Kohli

“The bat is not a toy; it’s a weapon. It gives me everything in life, which helps me to do everything on the field.”― Virat Kohli

“I love tattoos. And mine symbolizes who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills, and honor. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it’s a trend.”― Virat Kohli

“My shopping habits… I am not very brand-conscious about clothes. I buy whatever looks good on me. Likewise, I don’t just shop only in malls or high-end stores.”― Virat Kohli

“Delhi means everything to me. This city has given me everything, and I love it.”― Virat Kohli

“I want to be relaxed in my personal life. I really don’t like to be hassled.”― Virat Kohli

“Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognize your strengths, and work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.”― Virat Kohli

“In the game of cricket, a hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game. The one who doesn’t or corrupts the game is the villain. They should be punished, and they have been punished in the past.”― Virat Kohli

“I’ve never fought with anyone. A lot of people talk to me, and they’re like, ‘Oh, you would have been fighting all the time when you were younger,’ but I’m like, ‘I never fought with anyone because I always knew that if I hurt myself, I might lose important time in my cricket career,’ so I never got into any fight, ever in my life.”― Virat Kohli

“I’m not comparing myself with anyone, but I am very confident about my captaincy, as I have already led India and in the IPL also. I have confidence I can bring out each player’s ability fully and also give them a lot of confidence… I would like to stick to what I know best and what I have confidence in.”― Virat Kohli

cricket legend, Virat Kohli on field
cricket legend Virat Kohli on the field

“I love soccer, love tennis… Roger Federer has been a favorite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles… The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable… He is so calm… In soccer, I’m a huge fan of Barcelona… I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.”― Virat Kohli

“Unless someone wants to look funny, I’ll not recommend anyone to copy my bowling action. But on a serious note, with the confidence that I have got from the number of runs I have been scoring when I’m thrown the ball to bowl, I am pretty sure of what I have to do. I may not be the most attractive to watch while bowling, but I can be effective.”― Virat Kohli

“I get really motivated when I put on the India jersey. It is a responsibility, so I want to perform in the best way I can.”― Virat Kohli

“As a kid, I used to see how Sachin Tendulkar used to win matches under pressure for India in Sharjah or other places. So I was always keen to repeat the same in similar situations. I don’t take pressure on myself when I am in the middle. I love pressure, and I always believe that pressure makes you more focused.”― Virat Kohli

“It was a personal decision for me to stand and say that cricket is all I have in life; there’s nothing I need to do other than cricket. If I want to achieve whatever I thought as a kid, I need to work hard and not let it go to waste.”― Virat Kohli

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“I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life.”― Virat Kohli

“During my school days, I was doing a play, and my costume fell on the stage. I really wish it didn’t happen.”― Virat Kohli

“My focus had always been the on-side. My coach wanted me to work on the offside strokes since he was convinced of my ability and timing on the leg side. I worked hard and firmed up my defensive technique. I am happy getting runs all around the wicket now and getting a lot of boundaries. No one calls me a ‘leggie batsman’ anymore.”― Virat Kohli.

“I feel really blessed when people start comparing me with Sachin, but I keep myself focused on my performance and not on such comparisons. I literally worship him, so I don’t see too much in this comparison. No cricketer has been able to score one hundred centuries like Sachin.”― Virat Kohli.

“On the field, aggression can sometimes be a positive emotion. It boosts performance and can lift your game. But over the years, I have learned that restrained aggression is a better animal. That way, you will conserve your energy and won’t spend yourself quickly.”― Virat Kohli.

“Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do whatever they want to.”― Virat Kohli

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“My main focus is always to do well on the field for the Indian cricket team. When people say good things about me off the field, I am more than happy to accept them.”― Virat Kohli

“I support Real Madrid. I’m a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.”― Virat Kohli

“I do not abuse players. I talk to myself; I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century; I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: ‘Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.’”― Virat Kohli

“My priority is cricket. Everything that I get apart from it is a result of my effort on the field. Everything else follows. I am pretty aware of my priorities, and I don’t really focus on things that are not as important to me as cricket.”― Virat Kohli

“You have to stay fresh and blank in your mind when you go out to bat. You complicate things, and you’re gone.”― Virat Kohli

“I love driving my car on any highway.”― said Virat Kohli

“A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future… but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don’t let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will be the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself.”― Virat Kohli

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“It undoubtedly feels nice when you are being appreciated and you get complimented by girls. Who doesn’t like that? Having said that, I don’t take it as any pressure.”― Virat Kohli

“Everyone loves a win in India. No one wants to lose a match. It is the cricketer who absorbs all the pressure.”― Virat Kohli.

“Irrespective of whether you have talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything; you can end up wasting it before you realize it.”― Virat Kohli.

“I want to elongate my cricketing career as a consistent player. I have personal goals I would like to achieve someday.”― Virat Kohli.

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“I wasn’t sure of the exact mindset you should have when you go into a Test match. So I probably became too defensive when I played my first Test match. Short balls in one-day cricket, I have never thought of just defending.”― Virat Kohli.

“I am very happy playing and showing off my talent on the cricket field and have no plans to enter Bollywood.”― Virat Kohli.

“I love trying out different cuisines. In Delhi, I love Megu at the Leela and TK’s at the Hyatt. I also enjoy Khan Chacha’s rolls. In Mumbai, it’s Royal China and Shiro. And in Bangalore, I like the food at Bricklane.”― Virat Kohli.

“I want my wardrobe to be full of good clothes so that when I’m deciding what to wear, I don’t run out of options. I love shopping!”― Virat Kohli.

“Music, for me, is vital. Punjabi, Bollywood, Sufi, RnB… I listen to it all. When I’m not listening to music, you will find me chatting with friends. Off the field, I just let my instincts take over. I certainly don’t think about batting or which bowlers I’m going to face.”― Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli with his precious award
Virat Kohli with his precious award

“I always had a sense of discipline in me. However, there was a time when I couldn’t divide my time properly between off-field things and on-field assignments. The focus would be missing at times, and that would affect my preparation for matches. I managed to change that.”― Virat Kohli

“I love playing under pressure. In fact, if there’s no pressure, then I’m not in the perfect zone.”― Virat Kohli

“My superhero has always been Tendulkar and will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India because he used to do it single-handedly.”― Virat Kohli

“The first thing I look forward to when I am in Delhi is to spend some time with my family. It’s always lovely coming back here and playing in front of my own people. It’s just a special place.”― Virat Kohli

“I delayed my father’s funeral because of cricket.”― Virat Kohli

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“I’ve had a fan who made a painting of my face with her fingers. I have put it up in my room. It was sweet and very different.”― Virat Kohli

“I really want a movie made on Sachin Tendulkar’s life. That is something I’m looking forward to. There will be so much emotion to that movie.”― Virat Kohli.

“I believe that fairness creams protect the skin against the harsh effects of the sun.”― Virat Kohli.

“The more centuries that I am able to score, the happier I will be.”― Virat Kohli.

“There are two bowlers who I think are very tough to play against – Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.”― Virat Kohli.

“I don’t really read a lot of newspapers. I don’t pay attention to what is being said or written about me. I’ve had lots of experiences in the past when I got too much into it. That sort of diverts your focus.”― Virat Kohli.

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“As a kid, even I knew everything about my favorite cricketers. I used to know everything possible. Now I see kids knowing about me. It feels good.”― Virat Kohli

“I love wearing whatever is comfortable, and that could be something which was in trend years ago. So, I don’t follow fashion.”― Virat Kohli.

“In T20, you don’t have time to get distracted – it’s so quick, you have to run around in the field, and while batting, you don’t actually think about anything else.”― Virat Kohli.

“I’ve been lucky – all the ads I’ve got, I’ve got to be myself. I haven’t had to act too much or tried too hard to be someone I’m not. I think that’s why people sort of like them. Even the Fastrack ads I did with Genelia.”― Virat Kohli

“I’m not a nerd, obviously. Do I look like one? I’m not someone who sits at home and doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t like to watch movies. I like to live my life.”― Virat Kohli.

“Good Punjabi music before a match pumps me up. It gives me a kick.”― Virat Kohli.

“Probably because I’m from a middle-class family, I have that nature in me that I don’t get too excited with big things.”― Virat Kohli

“I don’t believe in signing anything and everything that comes my way. I leave it to my agency to help narrow them down for me, but I do research it myself before signing. The image of the brand and its ambassadors go hand in hand.”― Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli quote about the power of bat
Virat Kohli’s quote about the power of the bat

“You just feel a little odd when you don’t get your kind of food. Fortunately, there are Indian restaurants all over the world.”― Virat Kohli

“People from North India are generally known to be aggressive and emotional.”― Virat Kohli

“As a sportsperson, the best thing is people recognizing you and loving you for what you do. For me, glamour is 100 people in the hotel feeling happy to see you.”― Virat Kohli

“I don’t think there is anything wrong with earning money from the sport you love. If you work hard and benefit from it, there is no harm. The day you feel that you are not working hard and are only looking at the benefits, that’s where the problem is.”― Virat Kohli

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“Nothing extraordinary happens to a cricketer if you time his career – which is very short.”― Virat Kohli

“Never at any point did I feel like missing a training session. I was very keen on improving as a cricketer and as an international player.”― Virat Kohli.

“The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going to a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That’s what I enjoy now.”― Virat Kohli.

“I wasn’t very good in academics, but I could have been if I could have studied well. I was a smart kid.”― Virat Kohli.

“I am a fan of the ‘Rocky’ films, and ‘Rocky 4’ is my favorite. I also like ‘The Warriors.’”― Virat Kohli

“’ Border’ was the first movie that I watched on the big screen. It always takes me back to my childhood.”― Virat Kohli.

“Endorsements are a reward for good performance on the field, and the commitments made after signing them need to be done.”― Virat Kohli.

“I’m not someone who sits at home and doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t like to watch movies. I like to live my life.”― Virat Kohli.

“I’m not a nerd, don’t plan to be a nerd and read books – which I can’t do at all.”― Virat Kohli.

“Whatever I am, it’s natural… I don’t have to pretend to be aggressive, don’t have to show the opposition that I am on the field. Being aggressive comes naturally to me, helps me perform.”― Virat Kohli.

“I’m a big fan of Aamir Khan… Among actresses, I like Aishwarya Rai.”― Virat Kohli.

“I have made a few mistakes early on that I admit myself, and there have been times when I have gone over the top and done things that you shouldn’t do in international cricket, but that’s how you learn.”― Virat Kohli.

“I like to always lead from the front and set an example for whoever is playing with me or around me. I like taking responsibility. That is my natural thing.”― Virat Kohli.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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