India vs Sri Lanka ODIs: Virat Kohli Slams Critics For Questioning His Technique

Updated: 01 November 2014 19:18 IST

Virat Kohli, who will lead India in the first three ODIs vs Sri Lanka, said he wasn't bothered by critics talking about a flaw in his technique.

India vs Sri Lanka ODIs: Virat Kohli Slams Critics For Questioning His Technique
Virat Kohli with Ravi Shastri in training ahead of 1st ODI vs Sri Lanka in Cuttack. © PTI

Cuttack:

Hitting out at critics, India's star batsman Virat Kohli says he is not bothered about the questions being raised about his technique.  (India-Sri Lanka set sights on South Africa's ODI top spot)

"Talks are for people to discuss. I mean there has to be something for people to talk about... I'm not really bothered," Kohli, the stand-in India skipper for the first three ODIs, told reporters on the eve of the series opener against Sri Lanka in Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

"I don't know how I got 25 hundreds with the same technique -- you can start a debate on that as well," he added.

Asked whether he has been working on his technique, Kohli said: "I worked on my fitness. It's not a nice thing to break down the whole batting when something has been working for you. Something that I've done is to work on my confidence a lot rather than going into technical stuff. (Also read: BCCI demand multi-million dollar settlement from West Indies Cricket Board)

"I don't know why there's been so much of hype about my bad phase. Either they think I don't deserve to be in the bad phase or they think I have a remote to score runs in every match. I know what all I've learnt from that phase. (Varun Aaron should have replaced Mohammed Shami, says Sourav Ganguly)

I take everything normally -- good or bad performance. It's just a day in life," he said. Kohli said it was about being mentally strong. (Match practice better than net practice, legends tell Angelo Mathews & Team)

"Yes there're some things that I felt personally to work on. It's just been a process to get my confidence back. It's much about mentally and not much about technique as otherwise you start spoiling your game," he said.

Meanwhile, Kohli said glovesman Wriddhiman Saha was fit to play in the first ODI in Cuttack.

"Obviously he's the only wicketkeeper in the team so it's not a debatable question. He's fit and fine," Kohli said on Saha's webbing injury.



Topics : India Sri Lanka Sri Lanka in India Series, 2014-15 Virat Kohli Cricket
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