Two Indian teams traveling to different places at the same time could become the norm Cricketers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the midst of a mental evacuation of bio-bubbles forced on Cricketers, Indian captain Virat Kohli suggested on Wednesday. While the Kohli-led team is heading to a WTC final against New Zealand and a series of five tests against host England, a second string Indian Squad will soon be selected for a limited tour of Sri Lanka in July. As the bio-safe environment affects players mentally, Kohli said they will give him a break to recover from this and not just manage the workload.
“With the current structure and the structure you’ve been competing within for a long time, it’s very difficult for players to be motivated and find the right kind of mental space,” Kohli said in a press release before the start. conference.
“You know you’re limited to one area and doing things when you’re dealing with high-pressure situations on a day-to-day basis. So this (two teams) will definitely become the rule for the future,” he added.
The Indian team had to stay in Quarantine for 14 days in Mumbai and in the UK the Quarantine will be soft after their arrival. Players from all over the world have talked about the challenges of playing tournaments in bio-bubbles.
“Apart from the workload, the mental health of things is also not going to be very much any way out,” Kohli said.
“Now you’re literally on the floor, you go back to the room and you don’t have space to disconnect from the game and go for a walk or have a meal or a coffee and say, ‘OK, let me cool off, let me get out of the game for a while.’
“So I think it’s a huge factor that shouldn’t be ignored. Because of the hard work we’ve put into creating this team, you don’t want players to fall because of mental pressures and the ability or space to express.”
Kohli admitted players calling for breaks to deal with mental health issues.
“So I think there has always been a channel where management approaches players and tells them,‘ Look, I don’t feel good in my head, and I need a break and I want to disconnect from the game ’.
“So I think it’s going to be a huge factor and I’m sure management understands that,” the skipper said.
Sitting next to Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri said the current schedule is being penalized and that the world of quarantine is making the players ’work more difficult.
“You’re not just talking about the World Cup. But if you want to add that, you have to play five test matches in this environment in six weeks. It’s no joke,” Shastrik said.
“I mean even the most appropriate people will need a break. More than the physical part, it’s the mental part, as he (Virat) mentioned, you know you can be mentally destroyed.
“Ask them to do the same things day in and day out and then go and perform. And it’s not easy to recover, especially if you’ve had a bad day.
“It’s important to mix up the guys around you and keep you mentally cool,” the coach said.
Like Kohli, Shastrik also said that playing regularly in two places with different teams is an option in the long run.
“Well, you don’t know. It’s happening right now because of the current situation and restrictions on travel and things like that. But you don’t know. If you want to expand the game in the future, especially in shorter formats, then that might be the way to go,” Shastrik said.
“You know, why not, when you have a large number of Cricketers and you want to expand the T20 game around the world, that could be the way to go if you’re talking about the Olympics in four years or eight years.” Time, you need more countries to play the game. So that could be the way forward, ”Shastrik added.
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