Author: Kartik Jaiswal
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday fired shots in the tour of New Zealand just a few days after playing Australia at home. India went on to win the first game of the five-match T20I series by six wickets with an over to spare.
With a busy international calendar given, Virat Kohli expressed his concerns over the amount of rest given before traveling overseas. Kohli said,” Well it’s definitely getting closer and closer to landing at the stadium and playing straight. That’s how compressed the game has become but I think this kind of travel and coming to a place, which is seven hours ahead of India time, is always difficult to adjust to immediately.”
He continued by saying that the board will hopefully take good measures in the future and avoid commotion. There were some good impacts as well with continuous games given as Virat said that such kind of scheduling ensures that the players are in the zone.
Kohli also told that the players are well prepared as they spent much more time on the field due to the ODIs against Australia. Kohli said,” having played a lot more cricket than just T20Is in the last three games, we will find it easier to come here and play even though with less time.”
“We are looking forward to that and starting with the series because this is the year of the World Cup and every T20I game is important.”
He also commented on the New Zealand tour and said,” Any New Zealand tour is much more relaxed. Every tour is a representation of how people look at the game in that region and in New Zealand the game is looked at as a job for the guys that the game. It is not larger than life or most important thing in life. It is part of the Kiwi culture and it is just a sport.”
He ended with praising the World Cup runners-up team calling them the most relaxed, chilled out and also professional about what they do.
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