MUMBAI: Captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has said that he has learnt to remain calm and patient ever since his wife Anushka Sharma has come into his life.
The couple met in 2013 and got married in 2017.
"To be honest, I actually learnt all about patience ever since I and Anushka met each other. I used to be really impatient before," said Kohli on Tuesday as he and Anushka spoke about their lives and careers in an online session with students on how one can get motivated.
"The learnings from each other that we've had, looking at her personality, observing her composure in situations has really inspired me to fight it out. Even when things are tough you've got to swallow your ego and keep being there in adversity, keep fighting your way out and eventually you'll find a way.
"So that is what I have seen her do and I have learnt from that," he added.
The 31-year-old also revealed about the time when he "howled" through the night after getting rejected by his stateside.
"The first time I got rejected in the state selections, I recall it was late at nighttime and I just cried," Kohli said.
"I howled till about three in the morning and I just couldn't believe it. As I scored quite well, everything was going in the right direction for me. I performed until I reached that stage only to be rejected.
"And I kept asking my coach for 2 hours, why didn't it happen? and I just couldn't make sense of it. But when there's passion and commitment, that motivation comes back to you," he added.
Kohli, who made his debut for Delhi in 2006, broke into the international scene in 2008. Since then he has played 86 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is during which he has scored 7240, 11867 and 2794 runs respectively and is now counted among the greats of the sport of cricket.
He, like other cricketers, is currently enjoying the forced break with his family amid to the nation-wide lockdown currently going on because of the coronavirus pandemic.