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Kohli has endured a prolonged slump in form since the England tour, where he failed to score a single fifty in four Test matches.
"Having that break in between was really good. I worked hard on the areas I needed to work on. Last two games I went in with a clear head. For me it doesn't matter if I get out playing the same shot again and again, at least I am feeling clear and confident in the mind. I just needed that one innings and that came in the last game," said Kohli referring to his 62-run knock at Kotla.
Experts and media blasted him for repeatedly getting caught behind on moving balls outside the off-stump. Kohli found all of that criticism funny.
"It is funny," an amused Kohli said when asked about the criticism on his technique.
"The moment I don't score runs in two three innings, people tell me you are due for a big score. They totally forget the fact that for the last four-five years I have been consistent in all formats. And I am not trying to show off or something, that's my nature. That's how I like to play my cricket (to keep scoring). People need to respect that we are humans and not machines," said the 25-year-old, who averages 40 in Tests and 50 plus in ODIS.
On a philosophical note, Kohli said the barren run taught him also about people and life.
"You will have a bad patch eventually and in those times you get to know the people who are ready to support you and people who are ready to rip you apart. I have learnt a lot, I have seen people change completely, 360 degrees, and that's not surprising actually.
"I had only heard about it and now I have seen it myself. In a way it is a pleasant thing. I feel much more stronger and If I feel my cricket is going to improve further," he said.