Kohli focussing on mental state amid COVID-19 lockdown; confident of picking up from where he left

There is no clarity over the resumption of international cricket as yet.

Virat Kohli | GettyAll the sporting activities have come to a grinding halt in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 270,000 lives globally thus far.

Most of the countries have been in total lockdown for more than a month now to contain the spread of this deadly virus. It has been close to two months since any form of international cricket was last played.

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While there is no clarity over the resumption of professional cricket as yet, India skipper Virat Kohli is focussing on mental state in this extended break so that he will be in a good position to start again from where he left.

"Well, fortunately I have all my gym equipment at home, so I am able to train and that's not a problem for me. As far as the game goes, luckily, I am someone who has always been very keen on improving my mental state and not really focus on practising long hours in the net over a period of time," Kohli said on Star Sports' show 'Cricket Connected'.

"So I know, once I am in good frame of mind and I am keeping myself positive and happy, just looking forward in life, whenever I return to the game, I know I will be in good position to start again from where we left."

As of May 9, more than 59,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India while 1980 people have lost their lives.

India has been under a nationwide lockdown since March 25 in the fight against Coronavirus and Kohli is obeying the guidelines like a truly responsible citizen.

However, it was not easy for the Indian captain in the initial days.

"It was a bit tough initially but you start looking at things from a different point of view as the time goes on more and more, because eventually you realise that nothing is in your control," Virat said.

"So what you can control to an extent is your own mindset and just looking at things with positive frame 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 is what I am doing, I am training, I am keeping fit."


By Salman Anjum - 10 May, 2020

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