T20 World Cup / Virat Kohli says it is important to give players periodic breaks from bio-bubble life

Zoom News : Oct 23, 2021, 09:13 PM
Advocating a balanced approach to deal with the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said players need to use a bio-bubble (bio-secure environment) to refresh themselves from time to time. Timely rest' is needed. Kohli said that risking the health of players to make up for the lack of cricket due to the pandemic will not benefit the game. Kohli said this on the eve of the match between India vs Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2021.

Kohli said in the press conference, 'It is important to have a balanced approach towards the game and the players. It is important to give players a break from time to time, where they can refresh themselves mentally and adapt to situations where they are ready to compete again. it's important. It is necessary to consider this matter going forward. I understand cricket hasn't happened in the world for a long time, but if you ask a player to take a risk to make up for it, I don't think world cricket will benefit from it.

Mental stress due to difficult situations associated with bio-bubbles has been a topic of discussion around the world. It has affected many players of international teams. Kohli said that no one can judge the mental state of a person in a bio-bubble, so it becomes necessary for the team management to talk to the players on the issue. The Indian captain said, 'The players need to be told where they have been placed, what they want. You can't personally tell who is at what level mentally in the Bio-Bubble. If you see five-six people (players) happy, you cannot determine if all 15-16 people (players) are feeling the same way.

Kohli, however, said tournaments like the current T20 World Cup inspire players. "The good thing is that we have played IPL with eight teams now, every day was a new challenge, you go ahead in the tournament to achieve your goal. But despite this (stress due to bio-bubble) it is necessary to think about it.