Virat Kohli will be next seen in the Indian Premier League Image: AFP
India idolises Virat Kohli, and Virat Kohli idolises Roger Federer.
During an event in Mumbai, Kohli, who is one of the fittest cricketers in the world, acknowledged that the Swiss tennis legend is an inspiration for him.
He said, "Roger Federer is my ultimate favourite. When he plays it's so beautiful. He has a family now, priorities set, he takes time out of the game without worrying about opinions and criticism of people and then he comes in and wins Grand Slams. At 36, he is defying all the logic and that's something I totally love."
Kohli also spoke about how taking care of his fitness is extremely important before the Indian Premier League. "Physically, I had a few niggles, I am just getting over those. The workload has started to disagree with me a little bit. I have to be very careful about how I go forward with my body, my mind, my cricket," he said.
Kohli is currently on rest as Team India battle it out in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. He will return to the cricket field as the Indian Premier League starts April 7.