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Kohli remembers his golden moments from the 2011 ODI World Cup

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India’s superstar batter, Virat Kohli has recently talked about his golden moments from the 2011 ODI World Cup.

Kohli was 22 when India won the trophy under the able guidance of MS Dhoni and the event was jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Back then, Kohli was named the next big thing in Indian cricket by commentators and experts.

Now, after 15 years, he has become India’s go-to player in all formats of the game.

Moreover, he will be a crucial player for the team when they play in the Asia Cup and the subsequent ODI World Cup.

Meanwhile, the marquee event will start on the 5th of October with England and New Zealand taking on each other.

Since 2011, Kohli has played in two ODI World Cups and five T20 World Cups but couldn’t win any during his captainship.

Furthermore, he has stated that as a youngster back then, he couldn’t fathom the achievement of the 2011 World Cup win and understands how the seniors felt back then.

My career highlight is obviously winning the World Cup in 2011. I was 23 at the time, and I probably didn’t understand the magnitude of it. But now at 34, and have played many World Cups, which we haven’t been able to win. So, I understand the emotions of all the senior players (in 2011). All the more for Sachin Tendulkar, as it was his last World Cup. He had already played many World Cups by then and to win it in Mumbai, his hometown, was very special for him. I mean, it was stuff from dreams.

Kohli reveals that the seniors were under huge pressure to win the World Cup in 2011

Meanwhile, Kohli has also revealed that the senior players were always under tremendous pressure from the fans to bring the cup home.

He has also stated that the night of the final when India defeated Sri Lanka was quite a magical one for him.

I remember the amount of pressure there was on all the players when we were travelling. Thankfully, there was no social media back then. I would have been a nightmare, honestly. But through airports, it was always just one thing- we need to win the Cup. The senior players were always under the pump and had to handle all that pressure. It was just brilliant. And that night (after the WC win) in itself was something magical.

Kohli will begin his magic against Pakistan on the 2nd of September at Kandy’s Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

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