BCCI executives are of the opinion that Kohli’s fitness will be adversely affected by regular cricket matches and therefore he should refrain from IPL matches before the World Cup. There has been talk among BCCI members that Kohli needs rest before the World Cup and it is advisable that he take a break from the IPL.
Kohli, meanwhile, has not commented on the matter. Kohli will not be rested until the World Cup if he plays according to the current schedule. According to the BCCI, playing the game will increase the risk of injury and that Kohli should stay out of the few matches even if he does not miss the entire match.
Earlier, Kohli was controversially told that Indian pacers should stay away from IPL in preparation for the World Cup. Kohli has been a standout among the Indian cricketers.