Virat Kohli reveals big ahead of Asia Cup, says ‘didn’t even touch the bat’

IND vs PAK LIVE: Virat Kohli has been out of form for the past few years. No runs flowed from…

India vs Pak Live: Virat Kohli has been out of form for the past few years. He has not had runs from the bat for a long time, which has created pressure amid the hectic schedule of Indian cricket. Former India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that he hasn’t touched a bat in his recent nearly month-long hiatus since the end of nearly 10 years. Follow live updates of India vs Pakistan Asia Cup with InsideSport.IN.

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It should be noted that Kohli rested from the last two series of West Indies and Zimbabwe. One of the main reasons he stayed away from the game was to come back fresh for the rest of the year.

India vs Pak Live: Virat Kohli makes huge revelation ahead of Asia Cup, says 'didn't even touch the bat for a month' and admits to 'fake intensity recently'
India vs Pak Live: Virat Kohli makes huge revelation ahead of Asia Cup, says ‘didn’t even touch the bat for a month’ and admits to ‘fake intensity recently’

Kohli took a family vacation in Paris and some of his pictures in the European country also went viral on social media. During his break the batter keeps himself away from the game.

He even makes a big revelation, noting that he’s been faking his intensity a bit lately. This comes as a huge surprise for the player who has always been known for his intensity, which pumps up everyone including his teammates and fans in the stadium.

“For the first time in 10 years, I haven’t touched my cricket bat for a month. I realized recently that I was trying to fake my intensity, like I can do it and you’re competitive. I kept convincing myself that no, you had intensity. But your body is telling you to stop. Mind told me to take a break and step back,” Kohli told Star Sports.

It is not rocket science, Kohli is going through the toughest phase of his career. Even experts, who praised him during his heyday, have come down hard against him. Some questioned him about the break when he could have used the West Indies and Zimbabwe series to return to form.

“I am not ashamed to admit that I was feeling down mentally. It’s very natural to feel this, but we don’t talk about it because we’re hesitant. We don’t want to be seen as mentally weak. Trust me, faking being strong is worse than admitting to being weak,” said Kohli.

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