Virat Kohli, the IPL’s all-time leading scorer, believes that playing in the lucrative league for 14 years has taught him that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to success in the game in which he has gained celebrity status. It also helped him broaden his “knowledge of the game,” according to the former India captain. Kohli, who has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore since the IPL’s inception in 2008, is looking to reclaim his form after a lengthy slump. He has around 6500 runs in the IPL.

Kohli said on ‘Inside RCB’ show on Star Sports, “I think outside of playing for India, IPL gave me the platform to show my capabilities, compete against the best in the world and share knowledge with them.

“I think that was the most important thing that added a different dimension to my understanding of the game. This helped me move ahead in a very progressive manner. “I was picking brains of people that probably I wouldn’t have come across otherwise on things like how to play in different conditions and what mind-set they have.

“You know, people have different ways to succeed so it can’t be just one template. So I used to be so excited and grateful for the opportunity to pick their brains and just learn from them day in and day out and that’s for me has been the standout feature of IPL.”