In an interesting observation, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli said it is difficult to curb fixing in cricket despite systems being put in place to curb malpractices in the game. He said it all depended on an individual player’s choice. Asked if enough is being done by cricketing authorities to curb the menace of fixing Kohli told a news channel: “Authorities are doing as much as they can to keep the sport clean. You obviously cannot go into someone’s room and tell them not to speak to someone in certain way. They can have protocols and they can have rules being set up and that’s how much you can do. Eventually it’s up to individual how he wants to go about his decisions. If individuals choose to do something wrong, doesn’t matter how much you control them.”
On his part, Kohli said that he has been “fortunate” to have never encountered anything of that sort and would like it to remain like that for the rest of his life.
“No, I love the sport too much. For me, to even explain myself for something that might not even lead to anything. As a cricketer, you feel sad from inside to encounter those situations. Fortunately, I haven’t and god willingly, I won’t in future also.”