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SK News Point - Live Cricket News - 7th December 2016

Updated: 07 December 2016 21:01 IST - Published: 07 December 2016 20:47 IST
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Virat Kohli unhappy with England's Christmas break

India's Test captain Virat Kohli has expressed his annoyance and displeasure at the Christmas break the England players will get between the Test and ODI series. After the end of the Test series, the English players would be going back home for 25 days before they come back to face India in the ODI series which begins on 15th January. Kohli felt that this break would give them an advantage and they could come back stronger as well. 

"Absolutely [England should not go home for the break]," Kohli said. "Or we should come back for a month as well from England. No point we play there for three-and-a-half months and everything we do is in the media's eyes, even our off time is scanned. I don't have any news of them enjoying their holiday in Dubai at all. I would like to see the same thing happen. Either they stay the whole tour or we come back for 25 days as well"

Kohli also spoke about the 8-day gap which the two teams received between the 3rd and 4th Test. 

"We didn't ask for the gap, it was part of the schedule," Kohli said when asked  gap had helped the team after three back-to-back Tests. "Make sure when we go there, we also have eight days' gap after three Tests and a 25-day gap between ODIs and Tests. We didn't ask for it, but seeing the long season ahead, it did us no harm. It actually helped us rest a bit, reflect on what we have done in the two games that we have won, and visualise again and come back even more fresh compared to the last two Test matches," said Kohli


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