Kohli cautions against player burnout

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021
Sports Kohli cautions against player burnout

India captain Virat Kohli has said that while trying to ‘cover up’ for the amount of cricket lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities must be mindful that cricketers aren’t lost to burnout. “We’ve spoken a lot about this [bubble life]. The good thing is we’ve played a tournament like the IPL,” Kohli said ahead of India’s T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan. 

“Every day you have a new challenge in front of you. The tournament builds up and you are working towards a goal. Similarly, the World Cup too brings the same motivation. You are playing a multinational event; you are playing against various teams - some of them you’ve never gotten a chance to play against. 

These things allow you to keep the focus. “But going forward, I understand we’ve lost some time without cricket [during the pandemic] but in trying to cover that up, if you lose players then world cricket is not going to be better off. So there has to be a balance in the future. 

(ESPN)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021

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