Gautam Gambhir takes up the fitness challenge; forwards it to a Bollywood actor

Gautam Gambhir takes up the fitness challenge; forwards it to a Bollywood actor

The Southpaw shared a video of himself doing some fitness drills at the gym

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fitness is the key component in a sportsperson’s career. Irrespective of the sport you play, you need to keep your body in good shape to excel in your field. Keeping up with good fitness levels ensures that players focus more on the match rather than their body. The current Indian team has set high standards and fitness has become one of the major criteria for getting into the national team. The Yo-Yo test is a testimony to the fact that BCCI is inclined towards producing physically fit cricketers.

Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has started a new fitness challenge by the name of #HumFitTohIndiaFit. He shared a video of himself doing pushups and nominated few eminent personalities to take up the challenge. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper has already done his bit by taking up the challenge and promoting the campaign. Gautam Gambhir became the latest cricketer to join the list.

Fitness first

The southpaw shared a video of himself going through a fitness drill. In the process, he has asked Shahid Kapoor to take up the challenge and show how it is to be done exactly. This is turning out to be a great initiative by the sports minister who is keen to promote fitness across the nation. As more and more people will take up this challenge, the purpose of this initiative will serve.

Gautam Gambhir did not have a good season in the IPL with the Delhi Daredevils. He relinquished the captaincy role midway in the tournament after the team lost a few matches and also failed to contribute with the bat. He was not a part of the playing XI ever since then as Shreyas Iyer was tipped to lead for the rest of the season. However, the change did not prevent the franchise from tasting the wooden spoon yet another time in the Indian Premier League.

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