Virat Kohli and Co. lost their last One Day International series before the ICC World Cup 2019, which will be start in England in May, to Australia 3-2. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, however, is happy with the experimentation the team did.
The RCB skipper now wants the team to go into the Indian Premier League (IPL) and enjoy themselves before the fifty overs mega-event starts on May 30.
“What we spoke in the dressing room was go and enjoy in the IPL these two months. Must enjoy ourselves and play because we enjoy the game,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation on Wednesday. “Being on the road for so long does take a toll, but when there is a long season, you can reflect on it.”
“I think it has been a hectic season, but we are proud of how we have played. Guys have come around and shown character. All of us deserve to go into the IPL and enjoy ourselves. Everything will be taken over by the World Cup when it comes to the tournament,” Kohli added.
Kohli also revealed that the workload of the players in the upcoming season of the cash-rich league would be monitored. “We have discussed workload and asked the players to be smart and inform the franchises. All the workload will be monitored and the players will take the opportunity to take breaks.”
“We will be committed to play the IPL but the World Cup comes once in four years. Everyone is committed to the World Cup and want to be a part of the bus,” Kohli said.
The upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) will start on March 23. In the tournament opener, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings.