Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that he will take a break when needed when asked about the same ahead of the India-Sri Lanka Test series.
“Definitely, I do need a rest, why not? When I think of the time my body should be rested I will ask for it. I’m not a robot, you can slice my skin and check if I still bleed,” said Kohli in a Hindustan Times report.
Kohli went on to explain about the break, “There’s a lot of talk from outside in terms of workload whether a player should be rested or not. For example, all cricketers play 40 games a year but there could be three guys who need to be rested because their workloads have to be managed.
“Not everyone in the XI would have batted 45 overs or not everyone would have bowled 30 overs in a Test. But the guys who are doing that regularly are the ones who need to be assessed,” said Kohli.
India play Sri Lanka in the first Test starting today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
--By A Cricket Correspondent