Bengaluru, March 9: India captain Virat Kohli won the the Polly Umrigar award for BCCI's International Cricketer of the Year at the Cricket Board's annual awards on Wednesday. While speaking to media Indian skipper said he always wanted to be one of the top players in the world.
"I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure. So I understood what it would take for me to maintain my form in all three formats. It is very important in transition phase to be available in all three formats and take the country forward," Kohli said.
"All along in my career, there were many people who had doubted the way I have gone about my game. Even now there are doubters and haters all around, but one thing is for sure that I have always believed in myself," Captain said.
"I always believed in my heart that if I work 120 percent every day in my life I am answerable to no one." Always aiming to be the best in the business since his early days, Kohli says he very well knew that he has to consistently perform in all three formats of the game to realise his dream.
Kohli on Wednesday also became the first first Indian cricketer to receive the Polly Umrigar award for the third time. Hailing his teammates for their support and contribution in helping India reach the pinnacle of Test cricket, Kohli said the last 12 months have been a breakthrough year in his career.