'Obviously for the people involved (ECB) in the whole process and the set-up it will be really exciting but I cannot think of one more format, to be honest,' Kohli said
London: India captain Virat Kohli has spoken about the new 100-ball format launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Kohli, who has declared his love and dedication for Test cricket, has slammed the England board for promoting a new format for the "commercial aspect".
"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," Kohli told the Wisden Cricket Monthly on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old, who is India’s skipper in all three formats, also plays the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament. He is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Kohli, who is currently in England for the five-Test series against the hosts, felt 100-ball cricket is “exciting” for ECB but not for him.
"Obviously for the people involved (ECB) in the whole process and the set-up it will be really exciting but I cannot think of one more format, to be honest," Kohli said.
"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," he added.
The Delhi batsman said he loved playing IPL and also the Australian T20 league (BBL) due the high-quality of the tournaments.
"I love playing the IPL, I love watching the BBL (Big Bash League), because you are working towards something, competing against high-quality sides and it gets your competitive juices flowing. That's what you want as a cricketer. I am all for the leagues, but not to experiment," he said.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 10:40 AM IST