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Similarly, his quest for a century against New Zealand saw Ravindra Jadeja providing valuable support by rotating strike.

The Indian batsman believes in chasing betterment

In response to the chatter surrounding his approach, Virat Kohli has clarified that his pursuit is not merely for excellence but rather for continuous improvement. The Indian star shared his personal philosophy and deep passion for the sport during an interview with Star Sports.

Kohli expressed, "I have always worked on how I can better myself every day, every practice session, every year, and every season. So, that is what has helped me play for this long and perform. I don't think it is possible to perform consistently without having that mindset because if performance is your goal, then one can get satisfied after a while and stop working on their game."

He continued, "It has always been my motto to chase betterment and not excellence because I honestly don't know what the definition of excellence is. There is no limit to it, nor there is a set standard that when you reach here you have achieved excellence."

Virat Kohli's relentless pursuit of improvement over perfection has been a hallmark of his illustrious cricketing career. 

As he continues to make significant contributions to the ODI World Cup 2023, it's clear that his dedication to personal betterment remains unwavering.