Focusing on the mental state, you can pick up where I went from: Virat Kohli
NEW DELHI: Patron of India Virat Kohli he is in a good state of mind that gives him the confidence to be able to pick up from where he left how and when Cricket resumes in the post-COVID-19 world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down all Cricket ing activities across the globe and Kohli said though he is keeping himself physically fit, his main focus has been working on the mental aspect of the game.
Well luckily I have all my gym equipment at home so I can train and that's not a problem for me. As far as the game goes, luckily, I'm someone who has always been very interested in improving my state of mind and not really focused on practicing long hours online over a period of time, Kohli said on the Star Sports Cricket Connected show.
So I know, once I'm in a good mood and stay positive and happy, just wanting to live, every time I get back into the game, I know I'll be in a good position to start again from where we left off. .
The health crisis, which has so far killed nearly 2,000 people and infected more than 59,000 in India, has forced the government to implement a national blockade, which will end on May 17.
Kohli admitted that it was not easy in the early days.
At first it was a little difficult, but you start looking at things from a different point of view as time passes more and more, because eventually you realize that nothing is under your control, Kohli said.
So what you can control to a certain extent is your own mindset and just looking at things with a positive state of mind and the only good thing is that I have been able to train, practice was not such a big problem for me even before, so that's What I'm doing, I'm training, I keep fit.
The highly contagious disease also saw the indefinite postponement of 13 IPL , which was due to start in March.
Kohli said he absolutely loves to play in the IPL because it is different from other ICC events in terms of the camaraderie that Cricket ers of different nationalities share and the connection that the players have with their fans.
You do play all your tournaments, which is one team versus another, ICC tournaments come every now and then, but even in ICC tournaments, you don't really interact with the other team players or you see the other teams so often every now and then, Kohli said.
But in the IPL, you are just probably meeting another team every second or third day and that's the beauty of the IPL, you are playing in a different 'mahol' (atmosphere).
I absolutely love that tournament and also for the camaraderie which you share with so many new players that you play with, so many players that you have known for a long time now, not from your own country, those who you don't see often, and there is one reason why everyone loves the IPL too, there is a connect, of players and fans and of viewers.
When asked about his favorite game, apart from the 2011 World Cup, Kohli said: It is a very difficult question because many games happen, but I think from the point of view of the atmosphere and the importance of the game, the game to the quarterfinals against Australia in 2016 T20 World Cup At Mohali, that was my favorite game.
Because that day, we won from a difficult situation and I realized many things about myself.