Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017, has been everywhere since she has been crowned. Recently the beauty with brains was at a CNN-IBN event where she was graced with the Indian of the Year 2017 award. She also bagged special achievement award and to present this prestigious honor Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli was called. While the ongoing questions were endless Manushi asked Virat Kohli a question on how as a youth icon he has inspired the children which said,
''You are one of the best batsmen in the world today. And you've been such an inspiration. You've really given back to the society. But there are a lot of young people who draw inspiration from you. How would you like to give back for children, especially in the world of cricket?''
Virat’s reply to this was something that won hearts all over. The captain of the Indian national cricket team said,
''Well, what's very important to understand is when you do what you do and you express yourself on the field, it has to be genuine. And it has to be from the heart. Otherwise if people find out that you’re trying to pretend, then they can never connect to you. I've never tried to be anyone else. I've always been myself. I always mention that people had a lot of issues with how I was, how I conducted myself. But I had never had any problems with that.'' He also added on saying, ''The moment I started to think that I need to change, is the only time I changed. Everyone has to go through a mutual process to be where they get to in life to become more mature. What’s very important to understand is one should never lose their own identity, character and personality. Because if you try to be someone else you can never succeed. And you can never inspire others.''
Virat further added,
''We ourselves don't have the ability to go out there, score runs and take wickets all the time. We must believe that everyone has a plan. And that plan has been executed for them at the time they are in. And all they can do is work hard. No one can change the plan. What we can do is work hard and be honest with ourselves.''
Virat’s reply took down the internet by storm and both Manushi and Virat are surely an inspiration for the youth as well as the children.