New Delhi, Aug 08: India's batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has given precious advice to Virat Kohli ahead of Lord's test.
India are currently in England for a five-match Test series and they are trailing 1-0 after England beat the Men-in-Blue by 31 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston.
"I would say, just continue, he's doing a fantastic job so just continue. Don't worry about what's happening around you, keep your focus on what you want to achieve and let your heart guide the way," Tendulkar told to media.
He added, "Along the way, there will be plenty of things said and done, but eventually, if you are passionate about what you want in life, then the results will invariably follow."
After restricting England to 287 on a challenging surface at Edgbaston, Indian batsmen floundered against the moving ball. Even as wickets kept falling around him, Kohli stood tall and hauled his team to a competitive total.
The right-hander's 225-ball 149 underlined the marked improvement in his game since that horrific tour in 2014.
"You want more runs, and that is the case with Virat. However many runs he scores, it will never be enough for him.
"The downfall starts when you are satisfied. It's nice to be happy, but never be satisfied when you are a batsman. Bowlers can only get 10 wickets, but batters can go on and go, so don't be satisfied, just be happy," he said.
The second Test between England and India will get underway on Thursday at the iconic Lord's Cricket Stadium. With the visitors' batting lineup under immense scrutiny, the onus will continue to be on Kohli to do the heavy lifting.
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