There is no doubt that the amount of cricket that is being played now-a-day is making the players rest-less and tired sometimes. Almost all the star players have complained of it in recent times and the likes of Virat and Maxwell have even spoken about it in open media conversations.
The International schedule of the team world-over is getting tighter and tighter with every passing day. While there is no solution for this problem of International schedule, the players can rest themselves for the window during the time of IPL. But the cash-rich tournament has made itself hard to ignore with its glamour and money.
However, former India captain Kapil Dev has advised the players to skip theleagues like IPL in order to give themselves the much needed break before the upcoming World T20 in Australia. Over the last couple of months, likes of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have complained about cramped schedule and the burn-out factor.
Kapil Dev who was present on the occasion of the fifth edition of HCL Grant’s felicitation ceremony said, “If you think there is burnout then don’t play IPL. There you are not representing your country. So if you think you are burnt out, you can always take a break during the IPL. When you are representing your country, the feeling should be different.”
Kapil was also vocal about the factor that players burn out slowly as the series progresses and this also affects their performance in the upcoming matches.
“When you come into a series and you keep on playing, you burn out when you are not getting runs or wickets. But when you do, you never burn out. You take seven wickets and bowl 20-30 overs a day, you don’t feel tired. You bowl 10 overs and give away 80 runs and don’t pick a wicket you feel more tired,” he said.