Golfer Shiv Kapur Gets Inspiration From Virat Kohli’s Fitness
By CricShots - Nov 6, 2017 11:56 am
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Shiv Kapur

Indian Golfer Shiv Kapur reveals that Indian skipper Virat Kohli inspired him before clinching his third Asian Tour title at the Panasonic Open India.

Starting the day as joint leader, Kapur, who was playing on his home turf, kept his cool as he carded four-under 68 to emerge victorious by three strokes at the Delhi Golf Course. Referring to Virat’s flashing innings in the second T20I against New Zealand on Saturday, Kapur said, “I was watching cricket yesterday and when Kohli came into bat and I said that’s the attitude you should have. He takes on the ball from first delivery and all the pressure was on him and that was kind of message I tried to tell myself.”

He further added, “When I was standing on that 14th tee, I said take it on. You got to be the guy who is going to win, you are expected to win and so go out there and do it.”

Shiv also expressed that he is targetting to pass the Yo-Yo fitness test in the next one and a half months and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. Passing the Yo-Yo is currently a must for a cricketer who wants to play for the national squad.

Talking to the reporters, Kapur said, “My goal is to stay fit and be ready for the Tokyo Olympics. Fitness will play a big part in it. I was playing the pro-am with Nikhil Chopra. I said to him, my goal is to pass the Yo-Yo test in 18 months and only then I will know if I am fit enough to play.”

In the Yo-Yo test undertaken by cricketers, cones are placed to mark out two lines 20 meters apart. A player starts with his foot behind one of the lines and begins running when instructed. The player continues running between the two lines, turning when signaled by the recorded beeps.

After each minute or so, the pace gets quicker. If the line is not reached in time, the player must run to the line turn and try to catch up with the pace within two more ‘beeps’. The test is stopped if the player fails to catch up with the pace within the two ends. The entire process recorded by a software and accordingly the results are calculated.