Kohli, who had resigned as the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain following the 2021 IPL season, stated he took that decision to give himself some space and manage his load.
Kohli had declared his decision to quit IPL captaincy after voicing that T20 WC will be his last tourney as India skipper in the shortest format.
He was later withdrawn as ODI captain prior he quit the leadership job in five-day format. “I’m not someone who holds onto things more than I should. Even if I know I can do a lot more, if I’m not going to enjoy the process, I’m not going to do it,” Kohli, stated on “The RCB Podcast” regarding releasing the captain’s band.
The former RCB and India skipper said that it is cumbersome for people to understand what a cricketer takes into consideration while taking such decisions.
“Because it’s very difficult for people to understand your decisions unless they are in your situation. From the outside, people have their own expectations ‘Oh! How did that happen? We are so shocked’,” appended Kohli.
“There’s nothing to be shocked about. I explain to people, I wanted some space and I wanted to manage my workload and the story ends there.”
Condemning all the talks that people had about his decision, Kohli made it clear voicing, “There was actually nothing at all. I keep my life very simple and basic, when I wanted to make a decision, I made a decision and I announced it.”
“I didn’t want to think about it and contemplate it for another year. That would’ve done nothing to me, nothing to the environment I’m part of. Quality of life is something very important to me. And the quality of cricket is something very important to me.”
The superstar batter also said that he has always been himself.
“Quantity in hard work but quality in execution. That is the key. If you go for quantity in execution, then you’re going to get burnt out. If I can’t be myself in my everyday life and I can’t be myself on the field, I will change something.”