Indian team captain Virat Kohli shared how he did not miss the game as much as he thought he might.
In preparation for the 13th season of the IPL, Indian team captain Virat Kohli shared his thought about the resumption of the sport. In his recent interview, Kohli shared how he had embraced the break during the pandemic before he had returned to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kohli says, ‘Things were okay. I didn't miss the game as much as I thought I might. Maybe because I'd been going on for 9-10 years before that and this was the only break I was ever going to get that long. It was a revelation for me as well. It was surprising that my focus was not solely on how I'm missing the game all the time and you know just carrying on with life, doing other things and understanding that this is just a part of life’.
‘Couple of months (ago) you couldn't imagine you'd have IPL firstly. Then things started opening up and things started getting together and then we saw other tournaments taking place. So got a bit of confidence from that. Now when we had our practice session yesterday is the time I realised how long it has been. When I was heading to the practice session, I felt nervous, I felt a bit jittery’, he added.
The RCB captain also acknowledged how the thought of having to play in front of empty stands was a bit strange. Still, he says that it will really be difficult at first but they will eventually have to get used to it due to the bio-secure bubble.
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