Virat Kohli seeks Dhoni's calm, calls Yuvraj Singh elder brother

Mercurial Indian batting star talks about his love for food, music and of course being compared to Tiger Pataudi

updated: January 29, 2013 21:54 IST
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Indian cricket's pin-up boy Virat Kohli spoke to NDTV in an exclusive chat on Tuesday. Excerpts from the conversation with the 23-year-old Delhi star:

On Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his captain: One thing I like about him (Dhoni) is his calmness. I wish I could have some of it. He is someone who doesn't disclose too much which would let opposition know about what's going on in his mind. Wish I could get some of it.

On life without Sachin Tendulkar: For 23 years, he has taught us how to perform with so many people expecting you to score a century everyday. It is unbelievable. Growing up, I could never imagine a team without Tendulkar but someday, one needs to take that (retirement) decision.

On Tendulkar's love for music: "He loved a selected few songs. He is a great fan of Kishore Kumar but he made me listen to old English songs with meaningful melody. As far as I am concerned, I am listening to Swedish House Mafia a lot these days apart from popular Punjabi numbers.

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