"I think it has got to do with the family, my father was a Leo, he could fight. He always believed in himself. I think it comes a bit from the family plus growing up in the Delhi system," Kohli told Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in a video blog.
"It wasn't easy, you always had to fight to go up the system and that makes you mentally tough. You stop worrying about things around you and focus on what you want," he added.
Kohli, who was the star of the recent limited-overs series against Australia -- winning the Player of the series award in the T20s, said he always dreamt of being a premium wicket for bowlers.
"When I came to the international level, I wanted to be the player which the opposition wanted out. I never wanted to be just another player in the XI. I always wanted to be somebody who the opposition wanted to get out first," he said.

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