How much time does Virat Kohli spend in gym?
The Indian skipper revealed in the chat show 'Breakfast with Champions'
Published - Nov 7, 2017 12:38 pm | Updated - Nov 7, 2017 12:38 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made fitness tests mandatory for every player since he has taken over the reins of the team across formats. He expects the players to be fully fit before coming into the team. He himself is a fitness freak and spends a lot of time training in the gym to keep himself fit and leads from the front. However, the amount of time he spends in the gym to be fit on the field for any game is humongous which proves he is a dedicated sportsman.
Every player nowadays is needed to clear yo-yo fitness test to be eligible for the selection in the national team. Kohli himself is leading the charts when it comes to clearing the test and is only behind Manish Pandey. This is the same reason why the big names like Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh are not being picked in the Indian team. However, modern cricket demands fitness on the field and the Indian skipper is regarded as one of the fittest sportsperson in the World.
Kohli reveals the secret
Virat Kohli revealed the amount of time he spends in gym training during a chat show ‘Breakfast with Champions’. “When I do two sessions in the gym, then it is 4 hours combined. I do that during the off-season. When the cricketing season is on, I gym for like an hour and a half,” he told the host of the show when he recalled their conversation in Bengaluru. He also explained the way he follows the diet and how it changes according to the metabolism of every person.
“How much time you spend in gym depends on your metabolism. If my metabolism was like Hardik Pandya‘s or Shikhar Dhawan’s, there was no problem. These guys have a lean figure. With me, the issue is that I can gain weight in 4 days if I drop my diet. It does not matter how much I have trained in last 4 years, I can out up weight in 4 days if given free hand in the diet,” the Indian skipper added. He also said that the amount of time you train also decides the time you are taking to complete a run over the 22-yards.