New Delhi: Team India has come to the fore as the best team in the whole world at present. Virat Kohli’s team has proved its mettle to the whole world for the last several years. Apart from the main players, India’s bench strength is also very strong. In such a situation, these questions are constantly asked whether India should now send its team on two different tours.
Kohli said this thing
Indian team captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have supported the idea of sending separate teams for different tours. Kohli said, ‘The way we are playing, it is difficult for the players to keep themselves motivated for a long time and stay in the right mindset. It will play an important role in future where workload and mental health will be in the picture. You are going to the ground and then straight into the room, that doesn’t give you a chance to leave the game and you don’t get anywhere outside to freshen up.
“Keeping busy is a big factor which cannot be denied because with the hard work this team is putting in, you don’t want players to loose due to mental pressure,” he said.
Planning to make two teams
While the Indian Test team will be busy in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to send a limited overs team to tour Sri Lanka in July this year. Work on the details of this series is going on but it is understood that some of the players who will go for this series have represented Team India, including players like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Hardik Pandya.
The coach of the team (Ravi Shastri) has also supported the idea of separate teams. Shastri said, ‘This is happening at the moment because in the current situation there is a ban on travel and things are limited. But in future if you want to increase the game, especially in the limited format, you have to go this route.
He said, ‘When you have such cricketers and you want to spread the T20 game to the world, then this is the only way left with you. If you discuss holding the Olympics in four or eight years, you will have to include more countries.