Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli said that the length of the tournament and the series would have to be seriously considered as staying in the bio-bubble can be mentally taxing.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking place in the United Arab Emirates, with everyone living in a bio-safe bubble.
The captain said that although the ‘vibe’ is good in the group, it is sometimes difficult due to its repetitive nature.
“It’s repetitive, it’s not as hard when the group of people is amazing, which we have. Every bit of that bio-bubble is really good, the vibes have been very good this season just enjoyed our time in the bio-bubble as well, but it does get difficult at times because it is repetitive,” Kohli said in a video posted by RCB on Twitter.
“These things have to be considered as to what will be the length of the tournament and the series and what will be the impact due to the players staying in the same environment for 80 days and not getting to do anything different or have space to just go and see family or small things like that. These things have to be seriously thought about. At the end of the day, you want the players to be in the best state mentally and physically. I think mentally, it can be taxing if this continues for this longer period at a very consistent rate,” he added.
RCB is currently gearing up for the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, slated to take place on Friday.