Virat Kohli replied why his fitness regime is not ‘useless’
By Sandy - May 6, 2018 7:42 pm
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Recently, Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has termed Virat Kohli’s fitness regime useless. Now, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli pointed out that why fitness is very important and he is also worried about lack of importance giving on fitness by the present generation.

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Virat Kohli

Recently, a survey that was commissioned by Virat Kohli in association with PUMA found that one-third people between 18-40 years had not indulged in any physical activity in the past year.

In an interview with TOI, Kohli termed this as worrying by quoting, “That’s not just worrying, it’s disastrous. If I wasn’t engaged in any physical activity for a year, I don’t think I would be alive. Even if I was not playing professional cricket, I can’t imagine myself not doing any physical activity at all.”

Kohli also raised his voice on the negativity of excessive use of technology.

He said on that, “The survey conducted across 18 cities also shows that people are spending four to five hours every day on the mobile phone. Technology and social platforms rather than being helpful are starting to become harmful for a lot of people. People are losing sense of what are the important things to do, what are the things they need to do for their mental and physical development.”

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Speaking about the culture in his earlier age, Kohli said, “When I was growing up, we got together in the evening and played in parks and housing societies. During weekends, we used to go to sports complexes and spend the whole day there. We used to find things to do. That used to be a big part of our culture.”

Later, Kohli was asked that what made him take up physical fitness seriously. In reply, Kohli claimed that he gains more confidence, clarity, focus and determination through this.

The 29-year-old said, “It had to do with playing at a certain level in professional sport. I realised in the process that when I started getting fitter, I started thinking better. I had more confidence, clarity, focus and determination. And I started feeling that inside me as soon as I changed my physical regime. That’s when I began to think that everybody should be doing this. Getting fitter makes you confident overall. It makes you feel good about yourself. You need to feel good to have good thoughts. And then came about this idea of pushing people towards fitness to make them understand why this is so important.”

Among the talent, discipline, fitness, hard work and self-belief, Kohli puts self-belief and hard work on top.

He spoke on that, “I would only count two things here: Self-belief and hard work. I feel everyone has ability. What you do with it is what matters. It requires hard work and a belief in yourself that you can do it on a daily basis.”

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When Kohli was asked whether a triple hundred is one of his goals, He said, “The only goal is to win games.”