Kohli is very careful and works very hard. I just saw a photograph of Kohli without a shirt and he looked like Bruce Lee," Kapil was quoted by Indiatoday.in.
"You want to raise your own bar for the kind of body you want to have," the legendary India all-rounder added.
Kapil Dev was among the fittest cricketers of his time and never missed a game due to injury.
Similarly, Kohli too gives his 120 per cent during workouts and follows a strict diet regime to remain fit.
The aggressive India batter, who is in phenomenal form at the moment, often posts his images and videos showing his chisseled body.
Recently, Kapil had claimed Virat will soon break Brian Lara's record of 400 runs in Test cricket.
Kohli smashed his maiden double hundred in Test cricket against West Indies in Antigua, last week, and became first Indian skipper to slam a double ton on foreign soil.