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Published on: Sep 11, 2017
Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is at the peak of his powers has stated that he would like to play on for another 10 years if he remains fit.
"Lot of us don't actually know how far we can push ourselves. May be at times, without knowing, we are only able to realise 70 percent of our potential. Therefore it is necessary to push yourself until you are done. For example, if I train as hard as I train now, I will possibly play for another 10 years," Kohli was quoted as saying in a PTI story.
Kohli, who runs the 'Virat Kohli Foundation' (VKF) in collaboration with RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, will award scholarships to individuals who have done great work in promoting sports at the grassroot level.
"India has made rapid strides as a sporting nation. The days of being a one-sport country are behind us. The time is just right to introduce an institution that will recognise and reward our top sporting achievers and put the spotlight on those who are expected to do the country proud in the years to come," Kohli said while speaking the launch of the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours, according to the PTI report.
"Initially, we are investing Rs 2 crore but the amount can go up depending upon the performance of the athletes. I wouldn't have been anything without cricket. It has made me what I am today and if I can touch people's lives, it will be a great thing," Kohli said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent