As far as Virat Kohli is concerned, it's what he does on the field and not the designer T-shirts and cool haircuts he sports that he should be judged by. Speaking at a promotional event in New Delhi on Tuesday (October 1), Kohli also expressed hope that India get to play "some games" in South Africa following the confusion over India's tour of the country. (Read: Exclusive - IPL spot-fixing scandal hurt Indian cricket's image: Virat Kohli)
"We are looking forward to the South African tour," said Kohli. "I think that tour will set the standard for our young team to go forward. Hopefully, we get to play some games there. I am not somebody who can take a call. All we can do is to be prepared if a decision comes. We had this tour in mind for a long time. Let's see how things work out."
Whether the tour of South Africa takes place or not, there's a limited-overs international series against Australia at home starting October 10, and Kohli said that even without Michael Clarke, out with a back injury, Australia were formidable opposition. "They have quite a few match winners in their side," he said. "And since all of us are pretty much fresh from a two-month break, it's important to hit the stride early. A winning start will set the tone for the rest of the hectic season."