Virat Kohli Reveals Fitness Inspiration Of Indian Cricket Team
Whenever we hear the word fitness, the first person, who comes to the mind is always the skipper of the Indian National Cricket Team, Virat Kohli. He took fitness level to the next level and also made every cricketer of India following the same in order to perform better in the middle.
Speaking of the same, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli highlighted the importance of fitness in any kind of sport. Besides that, spilling the beans, Virat Kohli quoted that the Indian team follows football players who put a lot into their fitness sessions.
We always look up to footballers:
He added that the team will take a lot of inspiration from the football players. In the meantime, Virat Kohli highlighted that the game of cricket doesn’t ask such a fitness regime but he feels that being fit than the rest can put the individual on top of the game. And also, he feels that cricketers can do wonders if they maintain their fitness levels like footballers.Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)
“We always look up to footballers for their discipline. It’s a requirement of the sport that you need to be at your absolute best to be able to take the field. Football players are very particular about professionalism, in terms of physical preparation, nutrition and rest periods. We learn a lot from them,” Kohli told Times of India.
We will perform at another level – Virat Kohli
Further, he doesn’t want to compare cricketers with Football players when it comes to endurance. However, he feels bowlers would be someone, who can match them in terms of endurance, as they work really hard to bowl long spells for the team.Credits – Twitter
“You cannot compare. I think the only people who can be compared to an extent in terms of endurance are fast bowlers. Cricket is not a sport which requires amazing physical endurance. Football is fast and played within 90 minutes where you have to be absolutely fit to take control of the situation. In cricket, the fitness level requirement is not as high (as football). But if you strive to be as fit as footballers, then you do things at a different level in cricket. That’s what we look forward to. If we take our fitness level higher, we will perform at another level. Footballers are way fitter than cricketers,” he further added.
As Virat Kohli said, the change in fitness levels has made India one of the best sides in the world cricket across the formats. On the work front, Virat Kohli will be next seen in Test format of the game, which will be played against South Africa starting on October 2nd.