Indian cricket team captain and expectant father Virat Kohli said that he would seek to follow the path of six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom when it comes to taking inspiration on how to strike a balance between parenthood and excelling in sports.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and wife, actor-producer Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January next year. 

During an Instagram Live with Kom, Kohli said, “I can’t think of anyone better than you to talk about being a parent and have a busy career like you.”

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Kohli asked the world-champion, “Being a mother, training, all those championships, how did you do it, how did you find the balance?” To this, Kom attributed it to the support system within her immediate family.

“After my marriage, my husband has been a pillar of my strength. The support he gives me is immense. He takes care of everything that I could ask for, he is the ideal husband and father,” the 37-year-old boxer, who desires to dominate the ring remains as strong as ever, said.

“Also my children are second to none,” Kom added.  

The Indian skipper is currently in the UAE for the IPL tournament along with Sharma.