“Child-like”- Virat Kohli lavished with praise by RCB fitness coach Shanker Basu for his enthusiasm towards fitness

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It needless to speak about the former Indian captain Virat Kohli’s affinity towards fitness. He has raised the bar of fitness in the game of Cricket. The sport demands strength and stamina and when it comes to batting, Kohli usually has a style of slow build-up in Test format. Virat Kohli focuses on the strength and conditioning of his body by hitting the extra hours in the gym and he is a gym freak. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s strength and conditioning coach Shanker Basu recently said it’s the consistency in daily, boring routines that are helping Kohli stand apart from the rest.

Shanker Basu reflects on Virat Kohli’s fitness

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Shanker Basu recently spoke to RCB and said Kohli’s enthusiasm when it comes to working out and hitting the gym has not gone down even by a percent. The renowned trainer, who had previously worked with the senior national team, explained Kohli’s workout routines as the RCb star was at the gym over the weekend.

“Basu has worked with Kohli over a long period of time and the fitness coach explained that the training regime for the star player has also been evolving with team depending on his needs.What excites me is he comes like a child even today. What I saw in him when he was 19 or 20, in fact the enthusiasm has not come down even that 1 percent. In fact, it has only gone up. The drive and that steely resolve he has got are so inspiring,” Basu said.

He added: “Can’t actually do the same thing over and over again. The program has to change. Every year, we need to start tweaking. Track what’s needed and evolve accordingly. “There’s nothing much. Keep doing the simple things, boring things consistently, that’s the mantra. Eat well, sleep well and train well and repeat.”

Meanwhile, Basu elaborated a bit on the workout regime for Kohli, saying more focus is being given to building muscle mass, which is crucial to the star batter in a busy year, which has plenty of T20 matches, including the all-important T20 World Cup.

Kohli ended a string of low scores by getting his first fifty of IPL 2022 on Saturday, April 30. Kohli hit a 53-ball 58 but it was not enough for RCB against Gujarat Titans.

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