New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: BCCI posted a video on its official website in which Indian skipper Virat Kohli can be seen chatting with West Indies legend Vivian Richards and gave his opinion on net practice.

Virat Kohli during the chat with Richards, said that he finds nets ‘claustrophobic’ and instead prefer to practice on centre wicket with fielders around.

“It gives me a match simulation and it becomes easy to understand the circumstances occuring in the match better”, he added.

"I felt like this many times where the pitches are fast and and bouncy, or even in the nets when you are playing, I am sure you wouldn’t go to the practice just randomly paracticing”, Kohli said as he seeks Viv Richards opinion on practice in the nets.

“You would go with the intent, with the purpose that I’m going to stand up against my bowlers and not get out, not even hit a ball on the edge, hit everything from the middle of the bat”.

Viv Richards who was considered to be the most dominating batsman to ever played the game and who draws similarity between him and Kohli responded to Virat’s statement and said, “it is the same thinking, you go and try to eliminate may be the getting out process, but I have always found nets to be claustrophobic for me and I never felt cpmfortable”.

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Virat Kohli drawing similarity between the two replied, “I think exactly the same things about net practice how it can be claustrophobic and I prefer having a centre wicket net which is open against our bowlers with fielders so that I have a match simulation”.

In the second episode of the conversation between the two greats, Virat Kohli emphasises on ‘visualisation’ which played a vital role in his success against Australia in 2014-15.

Kohli said, “After 2014, I went to England and I had a very bad tour but the next one was Australia which was even more hostile and tough so the thing that helped me was visualisation”.

“Three months before going to Australia I started visualising that I was taking these bowlers on and I am going to dominate and I am going to come on top and that for me was revelation because I had so much belief because of putting that thought in my head”.

Posted By: Talib Khan