Didn’t see re­spect in op­po­si­tion cor­ner till 2012, says Kohli

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

New Delhi: Vi­rat Kohli says it was the ab­sence of fear or re­spect for him in the op­po­si­tion’s eye that has forced him to change his work ethic and be­come the “im­pact player” that he is today.

Kohli, who is the world’s pre­mier bats­man, spoke about how he worked on his fitness that lifted his game af­ter com­ing back from the Aus­tralian tour in 2012. “(There was a time) When I walked in to bat, there wasn’t any fear or re­spect in op­po­si­tion cor­ner,” Kohli said in a sports web-show, ‘In Depth with Gra­ham Bensinger’. “I wanted that when I walk in, the teams should think that we need to get this guy out or else we will lose the game. And if I don’t want to be that guy, then there is some­thing wrong in my head,” the In­dian cap­tain said.

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