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Virat Kohli says cricket will be a 'very special' part of his life, but not the most important

India skipper Virat Kohli said cricket will always be part of his life but family has to be the priority.

Virat Kohli says cricket will be a 'very special' part of his life, but not the most important

India skipper Virat Kohli belongs to the genre of cricketers who have never shied away from expressing their views. The exhibition of passion has often created controversies and talking points but Kohli has continued to wear his heart on his sleeve.

His love for the sport is evident with how he expresses his emotions on the field but once he bids goodbye to cricket, family will be his top priority.

Virat Kholi and Anushka Sharma watch the third round match between Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open. AP

Virat Kholi and Anushka Sharma watch the third round match between Novak Djokovic and Denis Shapovalov at the Australian Open. AP

Speaking on his mobile application, Virat Kohli App, the cricketer said the sports will always be part of his life but added that family needs to be the priority down the line.

"Eight years down the line, priority would be family. Priority would be myself, Anushka and our family by then. Cricket would obviously be a part of my life always but I think family should be the priority at all times because nothing is bigger than life. Cricket is a part of life, nothing should be bigger than life," Kohli said on his mobile application, Virat Kohli App.

"I know people take life too seriously and be like...'if you don't take cricket too seriously, then you're not committed enough'. I don't believe in all that. The larger picture always has to be life because whatever happens and may happen, you always come back home.

"So I think the priority will be family, should be family. Cricket will be a very special part of my life, but it's not the most important thing in life is the way I see it. I am blessed to be able to do it right now, it has to end one day. Eight years down the line, I think I will be totally focused on my family."

This is not the first time Kohli has spoken over life after cricket. Recently, during the Australia series, where he became the first Indian captain to win a Test series Down Under, Kohli was asked about his plans post-retirement to which he responded that he will be 'totally spent' the day he retires and won't pick up the bat again.

Updated Date: January 21, 2019 13:25:11 IST

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