Till 2012, I did not see fear of me in the opposition: Virat Kohli
New Delhi : Team India skipper Virat Kohli said that he did not see fear or respect in the eyes of opposition players till 2012, this made him change his game ethics and transform himself into an "impact player".
He talked about different phases of his life with the Emmy Award winning journalist Graham Bensinger.
“(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 didn’t want to walk into ground thinking that opposition feels that this guy is a pushover, who is going to do no damage. Just didn’t want to be another player as I wanted to make an impact.
“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,” he said.
Virat Kohli also spoke about his fitness first regime that keeps him moving even in the difficult phase of time.
“During World Cup, every game my energy level was 120 percent. My recovery was so fast that average distance I covered in a game was 15 kms. I would come back, do my recovery treatments and travel to another city and soon I was ready to train again.
“There was so much energy that I could do gym sessions and play 10 games in such a short span of time (35 days). Played each game at high intensity and never felt like this before. There was no stiffness in my body,” said Kohli.