India has been playing back to back series after a disappointing world cup, held last year in England. After getting knocked out from the semifinal of the 2019 ICC event, India went to West Indies where both teams played three formats of the game. India gained some confidence by beating them in all three series. After that India came back home, played series against South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Australia before heading to New Zealand for a month-long series.
This hectic schedule has been a cause of concern for the Indian team. Even skipper Virat Kohli recently spoke about it. He said nowadays aircraft might just land directly at the stadium, referring to merely a few days gap between Australia and New Zealand series. India started their tour on a positive note by winning all the five T20I matches. But since then, India’s performance continues to go downhill. India lost the ODI series and now on the brink of Test series defeat. Experts believe, one of the major reasons behind India’s lackluster performance is too much cricket. Now former India captain who gave India their first world cup has said, If Indian players feel burn out, they should skip the IPL 2020. According to a report published in Times of India, Kapil said, If you think there is burnout, then don’t play IPL. There (at IPL) you are not representing your country. So if you think you are burned out, then you can take a break during the IPL. When you are representing your country, the feeling should be different.
One of the all times great of Indian cricket Kapil Dev who played 131 Tests and 225 ODI have added that He also felt burned out at times during his 16 years long international career. And whenever he felt that he took a break from the game.