Virat Kohli blams BCCI for the bad performance of players, we have no time to rest -


November 24, 2017

Virat Kohli blams BCCI for the bad performance of players, we have no time to rest

Virat Kohli blams BCCI for the bad performance of players, we have no time to rest
The captain of Indian Cricket Team slams the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, Virat Kohli in a conference claimed that that poor planning from the Board is hindering the team’s play. The right-hand batsman questioned BCCI’s planning in the routine and scheduling of the series which has not provided any rest to the player has caused poor performance.
At Tea on Day 5 - Sri Lanka (294 & 8/2) need 223 runs and India need 8 wickets to win the 1st Test 
With the South Africa series just around the corner, there has been objection over the time of the continuing Sri Lanka series which does not allow the player to have rest before their series in South Africa.
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 is here at Nagpur for a training session ahead of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka 
Asked if he had asked for bouncy tracks, Kohli gave a direct answer, saying: “Yes (I had), because unfortunately, we get only two days before we fly to South Africa after this series gets over. So we have no choice but try to be in a game situation and think of what’s coming ahead of us.”
“Had we got a month off ideally, we would have done a proper preparation in a camp sort of scenario but we have to sort of make do with what we have,” he added.
At Lunch on Day 5 of the 1st Test, India are (172 & 251/5), lead Sri Lanka (294) by 129 runs 
“As usual, cramped for time, which I think we need to assess in future because we very easily assess the team when we go abroad, but we don’t look at how many days we got to prepare before we go to a particular place to play. Everyone starts judging players when results come after Test matches.”
“It should be a fair game, where we get to prepare the way we want to and then we are entitled to be criticised,” he highlighted.
Revealing on the first Test against Sri Lanka, where a green-surface pitch was developed to get the player a sight of how the condition will be in South Africa, Kohli added that he saw the series as a chance for the players to test themselves.
Cheteshwar Pujara becomes the third Indian cricketer, after Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha to have batted on all 5 days of a Test match.
“I thought this (SL Tests) was an ample opportunity to challenge ourselves and put us in a situation where we want to, as I said, as I embrace (the opportunity of) being in difficult conditions. I am not saying that everyone will go out and perform immediately, but if we can feel comfortable about it after one inning, two innings or three innings, someone will come good and then you build on that confidence. Same for the bowlers as well,” he said.
At Tea on Day 3 of the 1st Test, Sri Lanka are 113/2, trail India (172) by 59 runs 
“Definitely I do need rest, why don’t I need rest? When I think of the time my body should be rested, I’ll ask for it. I am not a robot you can slice my skin and check I bleed,” Kohli told reporters on the eve of India’s first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens from Thursday.

“This is one thing which I don’t think people explain properly. There is a lot of talk from the outside in terms of workload — whether a player should be rested or should not be rested. All cricketers play 40 games in a year. Three guys who should get rest, their workloads are to be managed. 11 players play the game but not everyone would have batted 45 overs in an ODI game or not everyone would have bowled 30 overs in a Test match,” Kohli assessed.

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