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Cramped for time to prepare properly for South Africa, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli said that it wasn’t “proper preparation” for a tough overseas assignment.

“Unfortunately we get only two days before we fly to South Africa, after this series gets over. So we have no choice than to be in game situation and think of what’s coming ahead for us. Had we got a month off, ideally, we would have done proper preparation in a camp sort of scenario. But we have to make do with what we have,” the skipper said replying to a question whether India is taking this Sri Lanka series as preparation for South Africa tour.

Kohli said it’s very easy to criticise players for non-performance overseas but what’s always ignored is the insufficient time players got to prepare.

“As usual, cramped for time, which I think we need to assess in future because we very easily assess the team when we go abroad, but we don’t look at how many days we got to prepare before we go to a particular place to play. Everyone starts judging players when results come after Test matches.

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