Kohli resumed training after a five-month coronavirus-forced hiatus when he participated in the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first training session for the upcoming 2020 IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Indian captain Virat Kohli said his first training session ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season went “better than expected” but added he was “pretty scared” to hit the nets for the first time in five months.
“(It went) much better than expected, to be honest. I was pretty scared. I hadn’t picked up a bat for five months, but yeah it came out better than I thought, to be honest,” Kohli was quoted as saying by the RCB’s website.
“I’ve trained quite a bit during the lockdown, so I’m feeling quite fit and that helps. Because the body is light and you react better, I feel like I have more time on the ball. That’s a big plus,” he said.
“Otherwise you come heavier into the season, the body isn’t moving as much, and it starts playing on mind, but yeah, as I said it went much better than I expected.”