Virat Kohli plans to continue training even after retiring from cricket
Kohli conceded that initially he took to fitness to just look good but eventually became serious with it and it left a positive impact on his performance.
Updated - Nov 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Indian captain Virat Kohli has given fitness among cricketers an all-new definition and is one of the fittest the game of cricket has seen. The cricketer, who turned 30 recently, has also turned vegan recently. Kohli’s form with the bat has been consistently good and his top-level fitness is considered a reason for the phenomenal success. The cricketer has had a tremendous run in 2018 and is recharging himself ahead of a gruelling Australia series and skipped the three-match T20I series versus the Windies.
The batsman, who completed 10,000 runs in ODIs as the fastest during the series versus the Caribbeans in which he slammed three consecutive hundreds, recently talked about his fitness and said that he would keep training even after bidding adieu to the game professionally to remain at the pick of his health.
“I will not say something which is inaccurate. I will not say that ‘I never thought that fitness will make me look good’, because at some stage everyone thinks that way,” India Today quoted Kohli as saying.
“Eventually, you realize that it does so much good to you in terms of your mental state, in terms of how you feel and how much more you can do.”
Kohli, the second most successful captain for India in Tests at the moment, said he doesn’t keep himself fit to look good but to stay in shape. He said his professional requirements demand him to stay fit but said the routine will not change even after he quit cricket.
“I don’t think it will change and will become a lifestyle,” Kohli said.
Initially, Kohli wanted to stay fit to look good but it became serious with it
The ace batsman, who was 62 international hundreds, conceded that initially he took to fitness to just look good but eventually became serious with it and it left a positive impact on his performance.
Kohli will lead India in a full-fledged tour of Australia starting November 21 and it features three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs.