Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli finally had his first taste of cricket practice after a long gap of five months, in Dubai, on Saturday.
It was clear that Kohli just could not get enough of his first proper hit after such a long gap. He claimed that it felt like he had been away from the game for just six days.
"Been 5 months since the last time I stepped onto the field. Felt like 6 days when I got into the nets. Great first session with the boys @royalchallengersbangalore," Kohli posted on Instagram.
Talking about the session, the India captain said 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."
The 31-year-old right-hander said maintaining his fitness during the lockdown helped him to come for the nets session in better shape.
"I've trained quite a bit during the lockdown, so I'm feeling quite fit and that helps. Because the body is light and you react better, I feel like I have more time on the ball. That's a big plus," he told RCB's website.
"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."
RCB, who will be aiming to win their first IPL title this year, had their first nets session in Dubai on Saturday.