Virat Kohli kept himself out of the Indian squad for Nidahas Trophy as the batsman was feeling that injuries were taking toll of his body.

Kohli believes that the break has done him a world of good as the batsman had a number of small injuries to take care of.

Virat Kohli said, “Physically, I was up with a few niggles. I went to South Africa with full intensity but obviously, towards the end, my body took a bit of beating.”

“I needed a complete time-off from the game. I spent three weeks without even looking at my kit bag or bats, it was a weird feeling,” he added.

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Although Virat was not playing the game, he was still following it closely.

“I was keeping a check on the scores from around the world, and I was excited to watch India play efficiently,” he asserted.

He also sent out tweets praising South Africa’s Aiden Markram who had an excellent home series against Australia.

The 29-year-old is now gearing up for the IPL 2018 where his team Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking forward to clinch their maiden title.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has roped in coach Gary Kirsten as a part of backroom staff along with Daniel Vettori and Ashish Nehra to mentor the team.