IPL 2019| No Tab on Indian Players' Participation in IPL - Kohli

IPL 2019| No Tab on Indian Players' Participation in IPL - Kohli

IPL 2019| No Tab on Indian Players' Participation in IPL - Kohli

Virat Kohli has quietened speculation over whether IPL franchises have been asked to "manage" the workloads of India players who are likely to be part of the World Cup squad, saying no instructions have been issued to cap the number of games a player would take part in. "I am sure the players are responsible enough and more fitness-aware and be able to handle it than they ever were", the spinner opined.

Kohli, captain of RCB, was attending an event along with Ashish Nehra and RCB coach Gary Kirsten to launch a new app for the franchise. You make your own luck, and if you make poor decisions and the other team makes good ones, you will lose.

From a responsibility point of view, all Indian players will have the responsibility during the IPL to keep a watch on their fitness and workload. You shouldn't create an atmosphere even before the tournament has started, that "we are going to win this year", because there are seven other teams too.

Speaking on the upcoming season of IPL, Kohli expressed that a lot will depend on making right calls as it will be the major difference between the winning and losing team. The more you play the better you get.

"We've both played global cricket, we understand the demands that an worldwide player has. Each player will take this tournament as an opportunity to go to the World Cup in a good frame of mind". And everyone wants to play the World Cup, so people will be smart about it because you don't want to miss out on such a big event,"he added. When we played big matches too, our decision-making wasn't right", the RCB skipper opined.

The 37 year old seemed to be enjoying himself to the fullest well complimented by Murali Vijay and Kedar Jadhav as the men in Yellow looked to have some fun away from the high pressure situations faced during tense encounters.

"What we've spoken about this year is to lay down a culture, which is the most important thing for any team", he said.

"We realised this past year".

"It is the challenges of the modern day game, I will be looking forward to do whatever I can do best", explained the 32-year bowler. "No one wants to win more badly than the players, that anyone will guarantee you".

He also said the team hoped to play more matches in Chennai this time after it was forced to rebase to Pune last season owing to the political climate in Tamil Nadu due to the Cauvery river water dispute.

When you choose players, you obviously want to choose the strongest players that are in front of you and what your team requires the most. I don't see myself leaving or playing for any other franchise.

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