Virat Kohli runs 17 km during a good knock in the middle: MSK Prasad

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Virat Kohli. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

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There is absolutely no doubt that technology is on the rise and it’s just getting better day by day. Cricket has also evolved with technology and we see new instruments for various purposes frequently. Be it the infra-red cameras or the ball-tracking or even replays with various angles or bat speeds and angles, technology is always improving the game.

Moreover, there are multiple ways to keep track of the players as well. There is a way to gauge almost every parameter these days. Be it the distance players run on the field during a game or a training session or their workload. A GPS performance tracking and analysis system takes note of that and gauges the amount of work the players go through on the field.

MSK Prasad who finished his term as India’s selector recently spoke highly of it. He revealed that every player who is contracted with the BCCI is applicable to that tracking system. He admitted that Indian skipper Virat Kohli runs about 17 km during a good knock in the middle and also heaped immense praise on former India trainer Shankar Basu.

“It is applicable to all those in the BCCI contract system. Even practice schedules suggest their workload. For instance, Kohli runs 17 km during a good knock in the middle. All foreign teams are also doing the same. Physios monitor the workload. I must say Shankar Basu, who introduced this, was a phenomenal trainer,” MSK Prasad said in an exclusive interview with the Sportstar.

‘MS Dhoni will take a decision for himself’ – MSK Prasad

It’s been more than six months since MS Dhoni last donned the Indian jersey but he is still one of the big talking points of Indian cricket. The speculation around his retirement is insane and everybody wants to know what his decision is. However, MSK Prasad in the same interview said that the former Indian captain will take a decision for himself and it’s time to back youngsters.

“As a panel member, if I keep professional duty aside, I am as big a fan of Dhoni as anyone else. He has achieved everything under the sun winning two World Cups, the Champions Trophy, the No. 1 Status in Tests. Nobody can question that. About his career, he will take a call. As selectors, our duty is to move on and identify the next generation of players and keep giving them chances,” the outgoing chief selector added.

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