India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma has opened up on players being given regular breaks, saying that they provide rest to the players to manage their workload with a bigger picture in mind.
Rohit Sharma & Co. are in Bangladesh and they are all set to take on the Bangla Tigers in a three-match ODI series and a two-match Test series. The ODIs will be played on December 4, 7 and 10 while the Tests will be played from December 14 to 18 and from December 22 to 26.
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Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Saturday, December 3, Rohit Sharma said that a lot of cricket is being played and it is not going to stop, and hence it becomes very important to provide rest to the players so that they can remain fresh.
“As professionals, we have to keep up the intensity. Yes, there’s a lot of cricket and that’s why we give them breaks. And people need to understand that when we give players a break, it is only to manage the workload keeping the bigger picture in mind.
“Cricket is not going to stop. There will always be a lot of cricket and we need to manage our players. You want your best players to play with higher intensity all the time. So it is important to give them breaks, manage them as freshness is very important,” Rohit was quoted as saying by PTI.
Impossible in this day and age that you will always play with your best 15 – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma further talked about Team India’s jam-packed schedule and mentioned that they played back-to-back series against Australia and South Africa at home before travelling to Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and then to New Zealand for a 6-match limited-overs series. Rohit Sharma also said it’s impossible to field the best team all the time.
“Lot of the guys have been on the road before the World Cup and we had two back-to-back series versus Australia and South Africa. And then, we went straight to Australia. It has already been two and half months. It is impossible in this day and age that you will always play with your best 15. It’s not going to happen,” he said.