India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shares a light moment with teammate Virat Kohli during a training session on the first day of a three day camp at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai on November 9, 2012. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

Ever since Sachin Tendulkar's international retirement in 2013, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has taken over as the nation's favourite cricketer, and with that comes the unbelievable fanfare that Tendulkar received.

Kohli has given fans an insight into how he goes about his day-to-day life with the added attention, and says it can be hard to cope at times.

"For dinner you need a police guard in front of the vehicle you are travelling in," the 28-year-old told English newspaper The Telegraph.

"Then you need to inform people at the restaurant to keep a table in the corner, not have any people close to that table.

"The main thing in our country is people like to grab you and touch you and feel if you are real or not. I promise you.

"I clearly remember after a World T20 game in Mohali against Australia this year. I felt people were reacting in a different way towards me, they looked at me as if I was walking in a circular light or something.

"I came out of security in the airport and there was this one guy who came up to me. I told security to calm down.

"He stood next to me and said 'show me your hands'. I held them out and he touched them and it was as if a flow of current went through his body.

"I said 'bloody hell'. I was so embarrassed. I think he thought I was Superman or something."

One of the toughest things for Kohli to grasp were the continual comparisons to the Little Master.

The 28-year-old has accepted it now, but said it was very tough to begin with.

"I tried to fight it initially," Kohli said.

"This country loves comparisons. The moment I started doing well I was already compared to him (Tendulkar) but it is like chalk and cheese in my book. People come up and have debate and say you can break his records.

"There was so much persistence from the fans letting them know what they wanted from me. I stood on the boundary and all they say is they want a century from me.

"It is part of being a cricketer in India. It is part of the package that people love you.

"I started to appreciate it. After a while I thought these people love me, they want me to do well.  It is just they have a different way of expressing it."