'Cricket improves you as a human being,' says Indian skipper Virat Kohli

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 21, 2019, 06.28 PM(IST)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli during practice session. Photograph:( AFP )

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'I think cricket is really a great teacher in many ways,' said Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that the game of cricket has the potential to make a difference in children's lives as it improves the players as a human being. 

Virat Kohli along with teammates KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant enjoyed some quality time playing cricket with school children at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday. 

The cricket clinic for school kids has been arranged on a regular basis by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the Cricket World Cup 2019, which is underway.  

"I believe cricket can really make a difference to children's lives. It really improves you as a human being because it makes you go through phases which are very similar to life," Kohli said in a video posted by the official website of the Cricket World Cup. 

"You understand downfalls; you understand good phases and how to come back from difficult times. So, I think cricket is really a great teacher in many ways," he added. 

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India are at fourth position in the 10-team points table and preparing to face Afghanistan on Saturday. 

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"Spending time with kids is an absolute joy and an opportunity to contribute to their journey in some way. Such honesty and commitment in whatever kids do. So much to learn as well and the biggest learning is to never forget the joy of playing this great game," Kohli tweeted.