The critics might say that IPL is adding to the players' burden in a packed international calendar but Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said the T20 event actually helps them relax and enjoy themselves.
"The more we enjoy cricket, it will be that much better in IPL. In IPL there is a lot of enjoyment of players. Everybody is relaxed coming from international schedule. There is a good atmosphere and we will try to utilise it," said the 25-year-old at the team's jersey launch event.
Kohli, on a high after being named the player of the tournament in the recently-concluded World Twenty20, said he is aiming to take RCB to its maiden IPL title this season.
"This time around we will hope to go few more steps ahead and actually get that trophy. We have added a few more quality players in the side and I am sure we will come out with flying colours," he said.
"We try every year to win and we have a strong team. We will try to win the trophy because we have got a good combination this time and we will try to utilise it and try to win the trophy," he added.
The star batsman was in a hurry and did not take too many questions, citing his packed schedule.
"I need to leave for the airport. I need to go play the IPL. If you don't want to see me in the IPL then that that is a different story. I need to leave in five minutes otherwise I will miss my flight," he said.