Ever since he took over as the captain of the Indian cricket team, the attitude of the players has changed. The players have become very strict especially when it comes to fitness. Virat Kohli is credited with bringing the fitness standards of Team India to the international level.
In the early days of playing for Team India, Kohli mostly preferred batting. Ever since he became a key player in the team with his game, he focused on fitness. He believes that fitness is important to not get tired on the field as a player. He never compromises on the food he eats or the workouts he does. Considering that fitness is important for all the team players along with him, he brought the yo-yo test, which is followed abroad, to India. He has become a brand ambassador for fitness to be a role model for others. He developed the body symmetry accordingly.
Even after 15 years since his debut in international cricket, Kohli still has the same thirst for runs. It is known that Asia Cup 2023 will start in another week. As part of this, all the players are currently attending the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. In this background, Virat Kohli created a record in the Yoyo Test held there. Generally, a score above 16.5 on the Yoyo test is considered excellent. But our fitness king, Virat Kohli scored a total of 17.2.
The Asia Cup will start from August 30. As part of this, BCCI has organized a special training camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja have already reached there. The rest of the players will also reach the NCA soon.
Indian Squad for Asia Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasad Krishna
Traveling stand-by player: Sanju Samson