Watch: Virat Kohli challenges Cheteshwar Pujara for a game of badminton

Kohli also spoke about his double ton.

Virat Kohli with Cheteshwar Pujara | GETTY

Virat Kohli is very passionate about his game and has a competitive nature. He is one hard nut to crack, however, the 29-year-old accepted that Cheteshwar Pujara is one player he cannot beat not only in cricket but in other sports too.

In a chat with the Saurashtra batsman for BCCI.tv, Kohli said, "I am going to admit something today, I am very competitive. I hate guys who play all sports safely. This guy(Pujara) beats me in tennis, table-tennis and now even FIFA. I make a lot of unforced mistakes. I will now challenge him to badminton, it's a fast game and maybe I can beat him."

The Indian captain is currently in top form with consecutive hundreds in his account. He said it was a wonderful feeling scoring a double ton. "My mindset is to score big 100s. I am learning from you, how to concentrate and how to keep batting. I got inspired by your will to keep batting on," Kohli said,

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One of the fittest Indian cricket players, Virat revealed that his focus on fitness has helped him perform in all the three formats and that 2012 IPL was a turning point in his career.

"As professional cricketers, we don't have many years. So I try to stay as fit as possible. I try to take care of my diet and training. I know it will get difficult later on in my career. But I will try and keep the same intensity even later in my career."

"The change started after 2012 IPL. I had high expectations for myself. I wanted to dominate but it couldn't happen. My mental state was bad, I was eating bad and my habits were bad. I came out of shower one day and thought I couldn't look like this as an international cricketer. I changed everything from that day onwards." Kohli added.

When asked to pick his favorite format, Kohli said that Test cricket gives him the most satisfaction. Recently, Virat had also asked the youngsters to focus on the longest format. 

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"It is pleasing to score in Test matches. To counter different conditions in England, South Africa, the job satisfaction in certainly the most in Test cricket. ODI, T20Is are emotionally satisfying too when you play in front of full crowds and win close games," Kohli said.

Pujara bets for Virat's double hundred in ODIs too. He believes Kohli will soon get featured on the list with Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma of India.

"I feel openers have a better chance. Maybe if I get to bat early, it can happen. I have come close twice, but you need to bat in the first 5 overs. Rohit has achieved the feat twice but I can't hit as many shots as him in the latter half of my innings. I will try to do it though," Kohli said.

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By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 04 Dec, 2017

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