56 Virat Kohli Quotes That Will Inspire You


In this post, we will explore inspiring Virat Kohli quotes that make us understand that success is the result of unwavering dedication, hard work, and belief in one’s abilities. 

Virat Kohli, an extraordinary Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team, has earned great admiration for his exceptional skills and leadership on the field. Born in 1988, Kohli’s cricketing journey has been nothing short of remarkable, from a young and ambitious player to one of the most influential figures in the world of cricket. 

Through his words, Virat Kohli shares insights into his winning mindset, discipline, and determination, inspiring others to strive for excellence in all aspects of life. 

So without ado, here are some of the best motivational and inspirational Virat Kohli quotes.

Best Virat Kohli Quotes 

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  • “I like people who do not need everyone to like them.”
  • “I want to be relaxed in my personal life. I really do not like to be hassled.”
  • “Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do whatever they want to.”
  • “I’m not someone who sits at home and doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t like to watch movies. I like to live my life.”
  • “Probably because I’m from a middle-class family, I have that nature in me that I don’t get too excited with big things.”
  • “I don’t really read a lot of newspapers. I don’t pay attention to what is being said or written about me. I’ve had lots of experiences in the past when I got too much into it. That sort of diverts your focus.”
  • “I love wearing whatever is comfortable, and that could be something which was in trend years ago. So, I don’t follow fashion.”
  • “There’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.”
  • “I’m not a nerd, don’t plan to be a nerd and read books – which I can’t do at all.”
  • “It undoubtedly feels nice when you are being appreciated and you get complimented by girls. Who doesn’t like that? Having said that, I don’t take it as any pressure.”
  • “As a sportsperson, the best thing is people recognizing you and loving you for what you do. For me, glamour is 100 people in the hotel feeling happy to see you.”
  • “The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going for a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That’s what I enjoy now.”
  • “I wasn’t very good in academics, but I could have been if I could have studied well. I was a smart kid.”

Virat Kohli Inspirational Quotes

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  • “Take responsibility for your life and always lead from the front.”
  • “When you are fit, you feel as if you can do anything.”
  • “I am a guy who likes to play with intensity. Once that is gone, I do not know what I am going to do on the field.”
  • “I love playing under pressure. In fact, if there’s no pressure, then I’m not in the perfect zone.”
  • “If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.”
  • “On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will be the one blamed. So you should be the one deciding for yourself.”
  • “I love pressure, and I always believe that pressure makes you more focused.”
  • “I like to be myself, and I don’t pretend. For instance, I don’t dress up for occasions; I am what I am.”
  • “Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognize your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.”
  • “The people you choose to have around you make all the difference.”
  • “Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do whatever they want to.”
  • “I don’t think there is anything wrong with earning money from the sport you love. If you work hard and get benefits from it, there is no harm. The day you feel that you are not working hard and are only looking at the benefits, that’s where the problem is.”
  • “I am pretty aware of my priorities and I really don’t focus on things that are not as important to me as cricket.”
  • “I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life.”
  • “If you’re true to yourself, you won’t fear anything.”

Virat Kohli Motivational Quotes 

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  • “You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders.”
  • “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”
  • “Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don’t look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.”
  • “You have to stay fresh and blank in your mind when you go out to bat. You complicate things, and you’re gone.”
  • “I keep telling myself ‘Improve, improve from the previous match, previous shot. You can do it.’”
  • “I do not abuse players. I talk to myself and I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam.”
  • “Irrespective of whether you have a talent or not, one has to work hard. Just being talented doesn’t mean anything. You can end up wasting it before you realize it.”
  • “I always like to lead from the front and set an example for whoever is playing with me or around me. I like taking responsibility. That is my natural thing.”
  • “A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future… but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don’t let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will be the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself.”
  • “On the field, aggression can sometimes be a positive emotion. It boosts performance and can lift your game. But over the years, I have learned that restrained aggression is a better animal. That way, you will conserve your energy and won’t spend yourself quickly.”

Virat Kohli Quotes on Cricket

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  • “No cricket team in the world depends on one or two players. The team always plays to win.”
  • “I delayed my father’s funeral because of cricket.”
  • “I have made a few mistakes early on that I admit myself, and there have been times when I have gone over the top and done things that you shouldn’t do in international cricket, but that’s how you learn.”
  • “Nothing extraordinary happens to a cricketer if you time his career – which is very short.”
  • “In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so. Apart from him and outside cricket, my mother has remained my inspiration. Whatever difficult time I had faced, she was always there for me. She has given me all the strength. She maintained her composure and supported me in tough times.”
  • “I wasn’t sure of the exact mindset you should have when you go into a Test match. So I probably became too defensive when I played my first Test match. Short balls in one-day cricket, I have never thought of just defending.”
  • “In the game of cricket, a hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game.”
  • “I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket.”
  • “I am very happy playing and showing off my talent on the cricket field and have no plans to enter Bollywood.”
  • “Unless someone wants to look funny, I’ll not recommend anyone to copy my bowling action. But on a serious note, with the confidence that I have got from the amount of runs I have been scoring, when I’m thrown the ball to bowl, I am pretty sure of what I have to do. I may not be the most attractive to watch while bowling, but I can be effective.”

Virat Kohli Quotes on Mindset & Focus

Virat Kohli Quote on Mindset & Focus
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  • “Never at any point did I feel like missing a training session. I was very keen on improving as a cricketer and as an international player.”
  • “I get really motivated when I put on the India jersey. It is a responsibility, so I want to perform in the best way I can.”
  • “My priority is cricket. Everything that I get apart from it is a result of the effort on the field. Everything else follows. I am pretty aware of my priorities, and I don’t really focus on things that are not as important to me as cricket.”
  • “The more centuries that I am able to score, the happier I will be.”
  • “My main focus is always to do well on the field for the Indian cricket team. When people say good things about me off the field, I am more than happy to accept them.”
  • “The bat is not a toy, it’s a weapon. It gives me everything in my life, which helps me to do everything in the field.”
  • “It was a personal decision for me to stand and say that cricket is all I have in life, there’s nothing I need to do other than cricket. If I want to achieve whatever I thought as a kid, I need to work hard and not let it go to waste.”
  • “I don’t really focus on these things – on what tags are given to me or what people think of me off the field – stuff like that. My main focus is always to do well on the field for the Indian cricket team. When people say good things about me off the field, I am more than happy to accept them.”

These Virat Kohli quotes inspire us to face challenges with courage, embrace failure as a stepping stone to success, and cherish the journey towards our goals. Kohli’s words are not limited to cricket alone; they transcend the boundaries of sports and can relate with anyone striving for success and self-improvement. 

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