NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli revealed how a piece of priceless advice from his father helped in shaping up his career during an online video chat session hosted by India football captain Sunil Chhetri o the social media platform Instagram on Sunday, May 18.
The official and verified account of the International Cricket Council (ICC) also took note of Kohli's interaction with Chhetri, after which, they shared his father's advice for the world to learn from.
"My father made it very clear to me that I need to pay attention to my academics alongside playing. Only when you can confidently say ''I am 200 per cent positive that I will be able to make a career out of this,'' then only you'll specialise in that particular thing," Kohli said to Chhetri, during their virtual interaction.
The quote card containing what Kohli expressed was shared by the ICC and it read, "India skipper Virat Kohli shared some advice from his father that helped him keep his horizons broad while growing up."
During the conversation, Kohli once more expressed his admiration for cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli, who is usually mentioned as Tendulkar's Second Coming in Indian cricket, spoke about the god of cricket's iconic run into Australia in Sharjah 1998.
"The one knock in international cricket you wished you had played?" Chhetri asked.
"1998 desert storm," Kohli answered instantly.
"Which one, the first one in the semi-final or the final?" Chhetri further enquired.
"The first one where we qualified for the final," Kohli explained.
22 years ago, defying the odds Tendulkar single-handedly powered India into the Coca Cola cup final with an extraordinary 131-ball 143 in Sharjah.
Although he couldn't bring India over the finishing line within the match, he did manage to tug them into the title clash against the equivalent opposition, which India eventually won.