Mumbai, July 20: India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli has labelled those involved in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League as "villains" and feels they should be punished.
Kohli also slammed players alleged to have indulged in corrupt practices like spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League that rocked Indian cricket recently as "villains" who needed to be punished.
"Hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game. The one who doesn't (respect) or corrupts the game, they are the villains. They should be punished and they have been punished in the past," Kohli said on Friday (July 19).
A few Rajasthan Royals players, including Test pacer S Sreesanth and first class cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were arrested of spot-fixing in IPL by the Delhi police and are presently out on bail.
Kohli termed his unbeaten knock of 133 against Sri Lanka in Hobart February, 2012 as "special" and said it gave him lot of confidence. Riding on his ton, India chased Lanka's huge score of 320 and won by seven wickets.