Former Indian skipper and batting maestro Virat Kohli, who has been going through a lean patch in his career, is working hard to regain his form. Hailed as the run-machine of the cricket world, Virat’s last century came way back in 2019.
With the Indian side not winning any ICC title since the Champions Trophy 2013, the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will take place later this year in Australia, presents a perfect opportunity for team India to end the title drought. Also, all eyes will be on King Kohli, who is currently struggling to give consistent performances.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 19, 2022
Though, Virat is no longer the captain of the Indian national cricket team but he still remains an integral part of the leadership group. With the T20 World Cup just a few months away, Virat is working hard on building muscle mass for the upcoming T20 tournament.
Yes!. In an interview, Royal Challengers Bangalore strength and conditioning coach Shanker Basu, who has closely worked with Team India, revealed that Virat is spending time in the gym to build the muscle mass as he feels force production is a byproduct of cricket. He said:
“Virat is mainly… we are trying to build muscle mass. We are trying to get that mass. T20 also requires a lot of explosive moves. Force production is a byproduct of T20. It’s a mandatory thing for him to be strong. He is also having the World Cup round the corner. So as a long-distance call as well as a short-distance call, it’s the same,”
In a video posted on the IPL franchise’s YouTube page, Shanker Basu said that the former RCB skipper’s enthusiasm is like a child and is inspirational for others. He said:
“What excites me is he comes with a child-like enthusiasm even today. What I saw in him when he was 19 or 20, in fact, the enthusiasm has not come down even by one per cent. In fact, I can say it has gone up one per cent. The drive and that steely resolve he has got is so inspirational for everyone,”
If you’re immersed in the joy of doing what you love, everything else is irrelevant. pic.twitter.com/Wc0DJvg4gm
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 15, 2022
Furthermore, Basu revealed how Virat Kohli takes care of his body and said that it might look boring but he has been consistently doing it for years. He said:
“Can’t actually do the same thing over and over again. It has to change. The program generally lasts for one year. Every year, we need to start tweaking. We have to analyse, find out what is required at the moment. It’s like having a GPS route map and going towards it.”
“I can talk about Virat for sure. It’s very simple things, boring things and he can do it consistently for years together. That’s the mantra. Eat well, sleep well, train well and repeat,”