[caption id="attachment_773722" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Virat-Kohli-AFP-Getty.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-773722" alt="India captain Virat Kohli. @ AFP/Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Virat-Kohli-AFP-Getty.jpg" width="628" height="419" /></a> India captain Virat Kohli. @ AFP/Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Adelaide:</strong> Like any megastar, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> is well aware of the obsessive focus on him in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> right now but he prefers to not believe the hype since he has "no control" on what's being spoken or written about him. <p></p> <p></p>The Australian media has had a constant question to anyone and everyone ever since the build-up to the series started how can Kohli, the man who amassed 692 runs the last time he was here, be stopped this time? <p></p> <p></p>On the eve of the first Test, the Indian captain was asked about this "obsession" with him and Kohli's answer was a giveaway that he couldn't care less. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-losing-hardik-pandya-will-have-an-impact-virat-kohli-773693">Losing Hardik Pandya will have an impact: Virat Kohli</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"This (obsession) is something that I don't believe in, at all. Whatever batsmen we have, all of them have so much ability that every one of them can single-handedly turn any game," Kohli said. <p></p> <p></p>"This is something I believe in 120 per cent, and even they have faith in themselves. On the outside what people think, we cannot control. I cannot tell people to not to talk about it or write about it," he added. <p></p> <p></p>When the topic of obsession turned into a discussion about his love affair with Adelaide, where he has three hundreds from two Tests, he spoke about his "connect" with the iconic home ground of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/don-bradman/">Sir Don Bradman</a>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-prithvi-shaw-could-return-for-boxing-day-test-ravi-shastri-773595">Prithvi Shaw could return for Boxing Day Test: Ravi Shastri</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I love coming to this ground, the city in general. I really enjoy the city, I don't know what the connection is, but I just feel really good here. Not to say that the performances are always guaranteed in a certain place but yes, coming to Adelaide I feel different from places that I have gone in the world and that's been the case," said the world's no 1 batsman. <p></p> <p></p>He didn't hide that Adelaide is his favourite ground outside India. "It happens to every cricketer, they have a favourite ground away from home. For me, Adelaide has always been special, because I scored my first Test ton here. So, from then on, the connection started. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2018-we-wont-cross-the-line-but-will-get-into-their-heads-virat-kohli-773557">We won t cross the line, but will get into their heads: Virat Kohli</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"It's a great place to play cricket in general; the stadium has been redone, the pitch has always been good. So, it's about which team plays better, it's been that kind of pitch." <p></p> <p></p>Familiarity with the Adelaide Oval, the good memories are of help, agreed Kohli. <p></p> <p></p>"It's all about remembering those good things that we did and applying it here. I know England and South Africa were tougher. Australia can be a great place to bat if the batsmen apply themselves well. But it takes character. It takes grinding out tough situations," he sounded cautiously optimistic.