Indian men’s team captain Virat Kohli has begun his practice for the upcoming Indian Premier League season. Talking about his practice, Kohli said that he was scared as he didn’t pick up his bat for more than six 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.
I’ve trained quite a bit during lockdown, so I’m feeling quite fit and that helps,” Kohli told the franchise website.“Because the body is light and you react better, I feel like I have more time on the ball. That’s a big plus.
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,” he added.
When asked about the team’s practice, Kohli said that he saw the spinners do well.“The spinners looked pretty good for day one, they pitched the ball in consistent areas for long enough,” Kohli said. “Shahbaz was good, Washy was very good, I saw Chahal bowl well too. The seamers went through their motions a little bit. All in all, a decent start to our camp,” he concluded.
The teams are currently in the bio-bubble and will be tested for coronavirus regularly.
The upcoming IPL season will begin from September 19th and will go on till November 10th.