Virat Kohli spills out the reason for taking the rest during Asia Cup
The Indian skipper has often had to deal with lower back issues due to the workload
Updated - Oct 3, 2018 2:18 pm
The dynamics of the modern-day cricket have changed significantly. The players’ schedule is getting busier with the introduction of T20 leagues across the world. As a result, players need some time off the field to rejuvenate and get back to their best. Virat Kohli has been the impact player for India in all formats for quite some time. The amount of workload that the Indian captain is managing is immense which was the reason he was rested during the Asia Cup.
Though the Indians did not have a great outing in England, Kohli had a spectacular run on the personal front. He was by far the best batsman from both the sides despite getting injured during the second Test due to which Rohit Sharma was named the captain in his absence for Asia Cup. All went well for the Men in Blue as they won the title for the seventh time.
Meanwhile, the run machine is back from the rest and raring to go against Windies in the first Test at Saurashtra Cricket Association, Rajkot. He is refreshed now and would be itching to pile up the misery on the Windies.
I am feeling rejuvenated again
The skipper revealed in the press conference ahead of the first Test that he is rejuvenated. He also added that the term ‘workload’ is misunderstood by many people. “Yes, definitely, I am feeling rejuvenated again. It was a mental and physical mould. The thing is because of the intensity with which we spent in South Africa and England. People usually talk about the workload but they don’t understand the concept of the workload. They think if I score zero, it isn’t a workload but if I bat 6 hours, it is a workload,” Virat Kohli explained.
The World Cup is just around the corner and it is important for the players like Kohli to keep themselves fit ahead of the big tournament. He has experienced back problems before and after a gruelling tour, it was necessary for him to spend some time away from the game.