INDvsAUS: The mindset of a Champion | Real & Inspiring Story of 'King Kohli'
So, Make no doubt about, Kohli is an absolute modern day superstar, his stock having risen astronomically over the past couple of seasons, where he has outshone his compatriots.
However, as is the case in Indian cricket, it's not about making your mark: it's about maintaining it. The sheer volume of competition has no parallels, and a player has to continuously adapt, both technically and mentally, to stay relevant with the ever-changing dynamics of the game.
A chubby 19-year-old in 2008. A lot has changed in Indian cricket since, including Kohli, who has evolved into a near-complete batsman with an unmatched quest for excellence and an eerily consistent approach to batting, across formats, conditions and seasons. Here's a look at his journey from an unsure 19-year-old in 2008, to an all-encompassing leader, and arguably, the world's best batsman.