Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has been extremely successful with the bat across formats over the past few years. He has redefined the word 'consistency' and his numbers are staggering.
Especially his numbers are unmatchable when it comes to chasing a total in white-ball cricket.
Kohli joined Tamim Iqbal in a live conversation on Facebook on Monday where he spoke about different aspects of the game.
"As a kid I watched India fail several times to chase down big totals. I used to think if I were there, I could do that. I could visualize the situation," said Kohli.
Kohli believes that it becomes easier to set goals while chasing.
When asked a question about it, he said, "You can't get any clearer situation than this (chasing a total). The mindset doesn't change when we are to chase down even 370-380. It's all about the assessment and reassessment of the situation. While chasing, you know exactly what you need to do at a certain period of play."
Kohli recalled a match against Sri Lanka at Hobart in the 2012 Commonwealth Bank Series. India had to chase down 321 within 40 overs to stay alive in the series.
"During the innings break, I spoke to Raina and some others. I said that we would break the innings into two T20 matches. I also said that we wouldn't mind if we lost a couple of wickets in the first twenty overs. Because we would still have eight wickets in hand and we could go all guns blazing in final twenty overs," remembers Kohli.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 133 to script a memorable win and India went on to qualify for the finals.
"Sometimes it becomes easier to motivate me while chasing when Mushfiqur says something behind the wicket," Kohli jokingly concluded.