There is no argument that Indian Cricket Team's skipper Virat Kohli is now one of the greatest cricketers of the world. He has a fan following of millions and is loved all around the world. But this was not the perception that people had of him in his early days of career. He said that because of his "cool" appearance people take him as a "flash in the pan", meaning he was thought as someone who won't be relevant for long.
In an interview to the GQ India August 2018 issue, Kohli has spoken out about his audacious style which is relished by the millennials.
According to media reports, in an interview, Kohli talked about how his bold looks were liked by millennials.
"(When I started out), I was judged a lot. I would get constant feedback about my appearance. The perception was that a person like me would only be a flash in the pan," Kohli said.
"But the truth is if you work hard, the game will give back. The game doesn't look at tattoos, it looks at commitment," added the Indian skipper.
He also thinks that, because there is no more commission on how an athlete should look, young players feel confident in themselves.
"If you have tattoos, earrings or styled hair, you're not stopped (at the junior levels) just because you're flamboyant. It's not like, if I style my hair or have tattoos, I won't dive on the field because it'll get spoiled," he said.
"For me, winning is like an obsession. I've started to accept losses only now, but earlier, I would just go mad (when I lost)."
And now instead of obsessing over winning every time, He is learning to enjoy and fulfill on his responsibilities.
"I realize now this is not just about me working hard and doing something on the field, but also about seeing the larger picture. That I have this opportunity to do something special for my country," added the 29-year-old.