How Much Cricket is Too Much Cricket?


How Much Cricket is Too Much Cricket?

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


et’s all agree on one thing: Virat Kohli is one of the fittest athletes in the world of cricket. Whether it is running between the wickets, throwing himself on the field or plundering bowlers with the bat, there’s 200 per cent commitment guaranteed from the Indian captain all the time. The man is playing all three formats of the game, and playing all the time so when Virat Kohli says too much cricket is hampering, let’s just listen to him.

This is not the first time Kohli has brought up the subject of how much is too much, and he is not the only one to have brought it up. Captain Cool MS Dhoni has also raised scheduling issues in the past — as have writers, commentators, and legends of the game who have also weighed in on the issue. All that they received from the acting BCCI President CK Khanna was an obligatory “We will look into it”, which is code for “We will do nothing. Deal with it.”