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Never thought I would captain India in all three formats, says Virat Kohli

Kohli said the responsibility had made him a better cricketer as well as a person.

India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said captaining in all three formats of cricket was a surreal feeling and he never thought that this day would come in his life, PTI reported.

“It is quite surreal. I never thought this day is going to come to my life. When I came to the team, I was always looking to perform, get more opportunities and build solid consistent career and contribute to the team in winning games,” the right-handed batsman said during a promotional event.

“I feel everything is God sent. Anything happens to you, happens for a reason and happens at a right time in your life,” he added.

Kohli, who was already the captain of the Test side, was appointed skipper in limited overs cricket last week after MS Dhoni stepped down from the position.

“Being captain of India is whole different ball game all together. As they mention it, it is the hot seat in all different ways such as the attention, the praise, criticisms, all these things come along with it.

“But one thing comes along with this is the responsibility and that makes me a better cricketer and a better person as I learn about life through this experiences, so I take it as an opportunity,” he explained.

Kohli also said captaincy is all about understanding the strengths and weaknesses of people around you.

“The way I came up in my career is similar. I knew my strengths and weaknesses but people did not like me as such. They were not too pleased with the way I presented myself, the way I was.

“My mistakes were not acceptable. That always gave me a mindset of doing things my way and finding a way to make it work, as there is no one way to do anything. You can have different ways, you can have different style till your intent is good,” said Kohli.

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