Known for being in the face of the opposition, Virat Kohli in a podcast conducted by Digit Insurance, said that he always thought of the game like a captain and that he has worked hard to put in a culture that strives for excellence without any materialistic expectations.

“I always thought like a captain even when I was just a player. I want to make the team win. I have to be my own leader. So as long as people become that within a team environment, then a lot of major things are taken care of in any case.”

Kohli received the test captaincy in 2015 and the one day captaincy in 2017 January. Although he has enjoyed a phenomenal winning percentage across all three formats, Team India came close to winning an ICC event on several occasions but wasn’t able to cross the line.

Now that Kohli is free from captaincy of all three formats, all eyes are on him to score big runs like he used to do 2 -3 years ago. Kohli certainly will be eyeing the record of breaking Tendulkar’s 100 hundreds in International games. Kohli is gearing up for the West Indies series at home and India will be led by new captain Rohit Sharma.