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5 reasons why Virat Kohli is the most influential captain in cricket

Modified 10 Jan 2019, 18:34 IST
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#2 Focus on fitness

Kohli is a fitness freak himself
Kohli is a fitness freak himself

From the time Kohli stepped in as captain, he has given an extra focus towards fitness and training methods. He wants his team to be the best fielding team which can happen only through fitness. The star man once mentioned in one of his interviews - 'the difference between a simple catch and a great attempt'.

Kohli has also given prime importance to running between the wickets and speed of the bowlers. He has now made the yo-yo test mandatory which has given the selectors a benchmark to select the fittest players along with their recent or domestic performances.

Shankar Basu, who has trained Kohli during his IPL stints is the fitness trainer who has worked explicitly with every player to make him adhere to the grueling requirements of International cricket.

And as one can see, the Indian team of the early 2000s, which had weak links on the field, is now a revitalized force of energetic professionals.

Published 10 Jan 2019, 18:34 IST
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