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