In recent years, mental fatigue has been a common problem faced by numerous athletes during lockdown enforced by pandemics, and particularly while living in bio-safe bladders.
Published: March 03, 2021 11:40 PM |
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CHENNAI: Aside from the fact that pitches are the main topic of discussion during the current series between India and England, the visiting team’s rotation policy has also been scrutinized, with former players criticizing the need for a series , where the final of the World Test Championship is at stake.
On Wednesday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli fought for politics, saying it is the way forward if life persists in a restricted environment. In recent years, mental fatigue has been a common problem faced by numerous athletes during the pandemic enforced lockdown, and especially in life in biologically safe bladders.
Although normality returns – albeit with the return of fans to the stadium 50 percent – the lives of players and support staff remain in a bubble during a series. Because of this, and taking into account the players’ workload, eight members of the test team will take a breather before joining their reputable franchises during the IPL.
« I think every format of the game is the place to be is for rotation. No one can play so many games all year round, « said Kohli on the eve of the fourth and final test in Ahmedabad.
» Everyone has to find time to take a break, especially with the bubble format and the kind of systems to follow in the bubble. It can get monotonous and it is very difficult to get excited about little things. These are things that need to be taken into account while we are playing in the bubble . «
Preparations for England began late last year when the selectors met to work out plans for tours of Sri Lanka and India. Their all-format players were rested for the limited overs and players were given a break between series to return home and return fresh. This flexibility also gave more players options. It’s an unusual but sensible approach given the circumstances, as the focus was more on the mental health of the players than on the outcome of the series.
On the other hand, at the end of August ten of the 22 Indian contingent members will be playing against England play, entered the bubble. Although the players had five days off in between, it cannot be ruled out that they will eventually collapse if the bubble life persists.
In the future, Kohli will be & Co after the test at Narendra Modi Stadium – the series ends on March 28th – and then play the limited overs-leg for almost 60 days in the Indian Premier League in April.
Although the 32-year-old said India’s rotation policy also depends on how fit the players are and how strong the bank is is, he emphasized that « we also have to keep the mental factor in the picture, because mental fatigue could play a role. » huge, huge factor. «
» These are things to keep in mind and so our bank strength becomes much more important because when you have people who are hungry and ready to read the game well and are brave enough to take advantage of opportunities or situations Team forward, then you can easily turn, « explained Kohli.
» You know there are 11 other players ready to win a friendly for India or a one-day or T20 win, and that is exactly what we are aiming for, and we have a clear roadmap of where we need to go in the next 4-5 years so that our transition is not difficult at all – the guys are ready, people can take breaks accordingly if there is is required and yes we have a clear plan to move forward with. « »
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