“When I played for India and when things started going well, I started thinking that what is it really that I could have done which meant something and the only thing that keeps coming to my mind and my heart regularly is whatever my father did for our family, for me and my mother, the only thing I could have done for him was to give him a life of great retirement,” Kohli said during the interaction.
Kohli also said that his father wanted him to focus on both sports and studies until he gets 200 percent sure of making a career out of cricket.
“My father was very clear that you have to study along with playing cricket. Only when you can say that you are 200 percent confident that you are going to make a career out of it, only then you will solely focus on doing one thing. Till that time, you will have to work hard in both (sports and studies),” he said.
“When results started to come and the U-19 tour happened, he stopped saying anything to me because he also got feedback from the coach. So, my father supported me a lot,” Kohli added.