[caption id="attachment_654997" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-654997 " alt="India vs New Zealand live, India vs New Zealand live score, IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match, India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI match live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, India vs New Zealand LIVE Streaming, India vs New Zealand live online streaming, live cricket streaming, live streaming" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Virat-Kohli-2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> It was being speculated that Virat Kohli would be keeping himself away from the longer format during the tour by Sri Lanka AFP (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Rumours surrounding <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">Indian</a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Virat-Kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> being resting during the upcoming three-match Test series against visitors <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Sri-Lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> have been doing rounds of late. It was being speculated that Kohli will be keeping himself away from the longer format during the series to avoid fatigue and stay fit for the three-Test series in South Africa in January. Meanwhile, India A coach Rahul Dravid has dismissed these reports as needless controversy . Dravid also added that Kohli can rest whenever he wants and there is nothing to discuss or create a controversy about the issue. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/new-zealand-in-india-2017-200791/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-live-cricket-score-2nd-odi-match-184504-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank"><b>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 2nd ODI at Pune</b></a> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On Kohli taking rest: </strong> Everyone needs rest. Virat Kohli will get rest when he wants. I don't know why there is so much of discussion and controversy. Rotations are needed. There are a lot of matches being played, so you need to rotate the players. I think the management is taking right decision, said Dravid, as reported by <em>ANI</em>. <a title="Kohli, Gavaskar to raise funds for underprivileged children battling cancer" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/virat-kohli-sunil-gavaskar-to-raise-funds-for-underprivileged-children-battling-cancer-654983"><b>Kohli, Gavaskar to raise funds for underprivileged children battling cancer</b></a> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On ICC's ODI league:</strong> I think having the context to especially ODI cricket and series is really important and sometimes in tri-series and bilateral series it can get a bit difficult to generate that level of context. But if you are having that sort of context towards a particular end goal in mind then surely something good can come out of it. If it creates that level of interest and context in bilateral series it will be a good thing. <a title="Virat Kohli surpasses Lionel Messi in Forbes List" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/virat-kohli-surpasses-lionel-messi-in-forbes-list-654837"><b>Virat Kohli surpasses Lionel Messi in Forbes List</b></a> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On coaching Indian junior team:</strong> I have really enjoyed coaching since the past two years and it has been a great learning experience.