Virat Kohli admitted that he made a number of mistakes during his previous tours of Australia in terms of “where to draw the line.” In an interview with former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist for Fox Sports, the Indian captain said that he is “massively” different from the player he was earlier. “I didn’t have a good understanding of where to draw the line and stuff like that. Those are things that I, I wouldn’t say I regret, but those definitely I look at them as mistakes. But mistakes that were important for me to commit so I can learn from them,” he said.
Kohli gained infamy for giving the Sydney Cricket Ground the finger during India’s disastrous 2011/12 tour of Australia. That was also the tour in which he scored his maiden Test century, which came in the second innings of the fourth Test in Adelaide. “The one thing is that I’ve always been myself, I’ve never tried to be someone else because of the opinion,” said Kohli.