Royal Challengers Bangalore recorded the joint-worst start to an IPL season.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan is of the view that India skipper Virat Kohli should be rested ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
His comments, on Sunday, came moments after Royal Challengers Bangalore's four-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals. The team slumped to its sixth consecutive defeat in this edition of the Indian Premier League.
"If India are smart they rest @imVkohli now for the World Cup ... Give him some time off before the big event ... #IPL2019," Vaughan posted on his Twitter account.
With their sixth consecutive defeat, RCB recorded the joint-worst start to an IPL season. In 2013 Delhi Daredevils also suffered six defeats in a row.
To make the play-offs, every team must win a minimum of eight matches. RCB now have just eight games left in the group stage and need to win every one to make it to the grade.
Ahead of the IPL, India coach Ravi Shastri also expressed concern about players' full participation in the tournament.
India takes on South Africa in their first game of the upcoming World Cup, on June 5.