Indian captain Virat Kohli said he is the “representation of new India,” during an interaction. Kohli was responding to  Greg Chappell’s view that he is “the most Australian non-Australian cricketer of all time”.

“I would like to say that I have always been myself,” the skipper said during a virtual media conference ahead of the opening Test against Australia here starting Thursday.

“The way my personality and character is, I am the representation of new India. For me, that’s how I look at it,” he asserted.

“In my mind, it’s not (about) being compared to the Australian mindset as such. It’s how we have started to stand up as the Indian cricket team and my personality has been like this from day one” he added.

 

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Kohli was clear that he is product of his home country, and not Australia or any other player. He further elaborated on how he believes the new India is the one that’s not afraid to take up challenges.

“The new India takes up challenges and is filled with optimism and positivity. We make sure that we are ready for any challenges that come our way.”

 

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