No cap on IPL matches for WC-bound players: Virat

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 17, 2019 16:57 hrs
virat kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has insisted that no instructions have been issued to Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with regards to workload management of World Cup bound players by saying that "You cannot put a cap on anything."

But the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore also expects his teammates to be smart and manage their workload before the mega event starting May 30.

"If I'm able to play 10, 12 or 15 games, it doesn't necessarily mean that the other guy can only play that many. My body might demand I play a certain number of games and I need to be smart about that and rest. Someone else's body might be more capable than mine or less, that is a very individual thing. 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," Kohli said during the launch of an app.

Kohli added that it is up to individual players to deal with the issue to keep their body fit and be in contention for a place in the World Cup-bound squad.

"From a responsibility point of view, all the Indian players will have the responsibility during the IPL to keep a watch on their fitness and their workloads. And to continue the frame of mind we have created in the Indian team - strive towards excellence and improve every day. Each player will take this tournament as an pportunity to go to the World Cup in a good frame of mind," the star batsman opined.

Virat will lead RCB against MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings to kickstart season 12 of the Indian Premier League on March 23 at the MA Chidambaram stadium.