India cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri cleared the air on why Virat Kohli was given rest in the recently-concluded Asia Cup held in UAE saying it was a case of mental fatigue and the skipper needed this rest.
"Virat needed this rest. Physically he is a bull. You can't keep him out of the ground. And the thing with Virat is if he plays, then you know the level of intensity he brings. So it was a case of just mental fatigue, giving him a break, take your mind off cricket and then come back fresh," he was quoted as saying by Gulf News.