Until I play sports, I will train like crazy: Virat Kohli
NEW DELHI: hitting master Virat Kohli On Sunday, he credited former India strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu for his transformation into a supreme athlete and said he will continue training as a maniac until the moment he plays cricket.
The Indian captain was doing a live Instagram session with the best soccer player in the country. Sunil Chhetri .
Speaking about his transformation, Kohli said he would not take credit.
For me (fitness and training) is everything, I would not take credit for it, for me the most important factor for my career in another squad has to be Shankar Basu, said Kohli.
While working out, the boss said to the captain of the national soccer team: He (Basu) was a coach in RCB, he introduced me to the uprising. I was a little hesitant, I had some back problems, it was a whole new concept for me. But in three weeks I was amazed at the results that followed.
After that, he worked with me on my diet, I started to pay attention to what was happening with my body, that's when I realized that due to my genes, I have to work two or three times on my body, I am doing what basic thing my career requires me to do.
Kohli, who went vegan as part of his fitness regimen, has been building careers in international cricket and is also one of the team's fittest players.
In training, the swordsman fighter added: Until the moment I practice the sport, I will be a maniac, if you play for the country, you have to work hard, if you cannot do it, then you must walk away.
During the session, Kohli said he was amazed at Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, and said that his beast mentality is extremely inspiring.
There are a lot of people who look extremely good on the field but show up for big games regularly, Cristiano stands out, Kohli said.
Singing praises to Ronaldo, Kohli recalled a Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
Just as he went to the Juventus and Champions League match, they lost 2-0 and then, before returning to the stage, he asked all his friends and family to come and watch the match saying 'it will be a special night'. and then play like that, score a hat-trick and carry them out, amazing, Kohli said.
He said that the Portuguese attitude stimulates him more.
That is a beast mentality. I can literally count on my fingers how many people can have the conviction to say something and then do it like that. That to me is extremely inspiring, Kohli said.