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I don't want tags. I don't want headlines: Virat Kohli

By Unnikrishnan
Virat Kohli

Centurion, February 17: India skipper Virat Kohli said he was not interested in competing for the best batsman in the world tag and he did not require any such headlines.

"I don't feel like competing with anyone. It's all about how I prepare, what my work ethic is like and how I'm feeling on game-day," said Kohli after slamming his 35th ODI hundred to lead India to a 5-1 series win in ODIs against South Africa.

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"My only motivation is getting into that frame of mind. I only look to help my team in any way I can. If during the course of that, if you're thinking about the team, special things happen.

"But if you're thinking about being ahead of someone else, you'll be found out very soon in this game, and then you're compromising on what the team needs. I don't want any tags, any headlines, I just go out there do my job. I don't want to be called anything - it's my job, I'm supposed to do what I'm doing," said Kohli.

Kohli also said he was not going to live in the dreamland just because of India have won the ODI series.

"I'm not going to give in to this. I know for a fact that 90 percent of the people didn't give us a chance after two Tests. I was sitting in the same room giving a press conference. So we understand where we've come from.

"I'm not going to live in a dreamland right now and accept all the praise and sit here and feel good about this because it doesn't matter to me. Honestly, it doesn't," said Kohli.

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Story first published: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:45 [IST]
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