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Virat Kohli says he is going through a phase of evolution Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli says he is going through a phase of evolution

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 May 2022, 04:09 pm

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batsman Virat Kohli has not had the best of Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons. However, that has not deterred his spirit.

The former Bangalore captain opens up on his current form and how he maintains a positive frame of mind.

Bangalore square off with table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 Thursday for a spot in the playoffs.

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show INSIDE RCB ahead of the match, Kohli opens up on his current frame of mind and how he copes with such a dip in form.

"My experiences are sacred to me. Whatever I have experienced in this phase or in the past as well, one thing I can vouch for is that I have never valued myself more as a person. Because I'm experiencing now that there is a big sense of the identity that's created by the world for you, which is far more different and so far away from the reality of you as a human being.

"So, what I'm experiencing now is that I am valuing myself and I care for my own well-being way more than I would have in the past. I'm actually in the happiest phase of my life. I am not finding any self-worth or value in what I do on the field. I'm way past that phase. This is a phase of evolution for me."

"... I feel that I am in the most balanced space that I have ever been and I am happy with who I am and how I am leading my life. I am not finding any source of encouragement or disappointment by what happens on the field," he said.

The former Indian skipper added, "So, this has not been about myself, this is about the fact that I have not contributed to my team’s cause as much as I would have wanted to or I pride myself to, and that is something that always disappoints me, not what I do as an individual. It's because I don't want to let my team down."