The second most successful Indian captain and the number one batsman in the purest form of the game is not in any favour of the 100-ball format that ECB desires to introduce in the future.
He informed that he feels somewhere the commercial aspect is taking over the real quality of cricket and that hurts him.
“I’m already very… I wouldn’t say frustrated, but sometimes it can get very demanding of you when you have to play so much cricket regularly. I feel somewhere the commercial aspect is taking over the real quality of cricket and that hurts me,” Virat Kohli told in his interview for Wisden.
Virat Kohli also said that he doesn’t want to become a testing sort of cricketer for any new format. He added that he wishes not to be someone who’s going to be part of that World XI who comes and launches the 100-ball format.
“Honestly, I don’t want to be a testing sort of a cricketer for any new format. I don’t want to be someone who’s going to be part of that World XI who comes and launches the 100-ball format. I love playing the IPL, I love watching the BBL, because you’re working towards something, competing against high-quality sides and it gets your competitive juices flowing. That’s what you want as a cricketer. I’m all for the leagues, but not to experiment,” Kohli made clear that he doesn’t want to contribute in the idea of 100-ball cricket.