Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has admitted that the workload is getting to him, as he realizes the importance of managing his schedule a bit better.
In the last two years alone, Koli has played 25 Tests, 42 ODIs and 27 T20Is, in addition to representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Now in a recent interview, Kohli spoke of the challenges that he is currently facing owing to the heavy schedule of Indian cricketers.
“Physically, I had a few niggles, I am just getting over those. The workload has started to disagree (taking a toll) with me a little bit. I have to be very careful about how I go forward with my body, my mind, my cricket,” Kohli said.
“Times like these are important going ahead. I am enjoying it. I do not think I am missing out on anything, because my body really needed this. I have started to listen to my body. And when I am done with this period, obviously in the IPL I will be coming out fresh,” Kohli observed.
section class=”cb-nws-dtl-itms”>”When he plays, it’s so beautiful. He has a family now, priorities set, he takes time out of the game without worrying about opinions and criticism of people and then he comes in and wins Grand Slams.”At 36, he is defying all logic and that’s something I totally love. I hate following the norm and he is someone who is breaking barriers on a daily basis and I have huge respect for him,” Kohli said.
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Indian cricket needs to be very careful with Kohli, as they want their best batsman to be in peak physical condition ahead of what is a huge season for Indian cricket.
After the IPL, India will travel to England and later Australia, as Kohli’s men seek to win in two of the toughest countries in the world.
With the World Cup also coming up next year, Kohli will want to manage his time accordingly and be physically and mentally fit for the mega tournament.