There is only a three-week gap between the IPL final and India's first World Cup game
With the World Cup 2019 on the heels of Indian Premiere League (IPL), there were rumours that IPL franchises have been asked to "manage" the workloads of Indian players who would likely be part of the World Cup squad. But captain Virat Kohli has laid the speculation to rest, saying that the there haven’t been any instructions to restrict the number of games a player would take part in.
However, the captain asked his players to be smart and aware, not to injure themselves in the IPL.
“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,” he said, adding that the responsibility for managing workloads lay with the players themselves.
While speaking at an event to launch a new app for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper of three time runners-up RCB said that wrong decisions were the reasons why his team did not win even a single title.
"If you take wrong decisions, then you will lose. Our decision making was not good in big games. When the team's decision making is balanced, those teams have won in the IPL,” he said. "To me, it (playing for RCB) has been a most special experience. I don't see myself leaving or playing for any other franchise."