If bowlers are without confidence, it's difficult to contain runs, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli said that the rule of five fielders inside the circle puts part-time bowlers, who were big weapons in ODIs before, out of contention.

updated: November 01, 2013 17:51 IST
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Bangalore: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said the new ODI rule, which enforces an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle at all times, should be looked into as it is working against the bowlers.

"In batting-friendly conditions, it is very hard for the captain to contain runs and has been difficult for the bowlers. Hence, the rule should be be looked into as far as keeping five fielders (inside the circle) is concerned," Kohli told reporters at the pre-match press conference here.

"It is ICC's decision to give us the rule. So I can't comment more," he added.

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