Virat Kohli Reveals His Mindset About Continuing Three Formats
The 31-year-old Indian captain Virat Kohli has recently clarified about his present mindset on continuing the three formats in cricket.
Cricketers are facing huge pressure to handle all the three formats of the game along with the T20 leagues. There is a present tendency to follow any specific formats with age growing up. Star Australian opener David Warner has recently claimed that he may give up the T20I format after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Recently, the reporters asked Virat Kohli whether he will continue to play all three international cricket formats after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Kohli has clarified that he is enjoying the game and will try to continue the present status for three years before thinking differently.
He said, “My mindset is on the bigger picture as I prepare myself for a rigorous three years from now and after that we might have a different conversation.”
Virat Kohli has also admitted the issues of fatigue and workload management need to give enough importance.
He added, “It’s not a conversation you can hide away from in any manner. It is around eight years now that I have been playing 300 days a year, which includes travelling and practice sessions. And intensity is right up there all the time. It does take a toll on you.”
Periodic breaks seem to work pretty okay for me: Virat Kohli
Skipper Virat Kohli likes to take periodic breaks according to the importance of the situations. In the last few years, he has followed this structure.
Kohli claimed, “It’s not that the players are not thinking about it all the time. We do choose to take lot more breaks individually even though the schedule might not allow you to. Especially from guys, who play all the formats.
“It’s not easy being captain, having that intensity in the practice sessions. It does take a toll on you. Periodic breaks seem to work pretty okay for me.”
Since his international debut in 2008, Virat Kohli has played 84 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20Is. Kohli feels that he can continue the same workload as present at least for the next two-three years. He believes that the team wants enough contribution from him in the next two-three years.
The Indian captain added, “At a time where the body can’t take anymore, maybe when I am 34 or 35, we will have a different conversation. For the next two to three years I have no issues at all.
“I can keep going on with the same intensity and also understand that the team wants a lot of my contribution in the next two to three years, so that I can ease into another transition that we faced five-six years ago.”
After the conclusion of the recently concluded away limited-overs series against the hosts New Zealand, Virat Kohli-led Indian team are busy in preparing for the upcoming two-match Test series in this New Zealand tour.
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