Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday revealed that it was quite difficult for him to convince his mother that he is fine as she became worried after seeing Kohli got leaner by following a strict fitness regime. Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on their official social media account on Twitter where Virat Kohli can be seen interacting with teammate Mayank Agarwal and shared his stories.
“My mom used to tell me that I am becoming weak. That is a very regular thing, any mother would say. They (mothers) didn’t understand the difference between having concern and having professionalism about a sport you’re playing,” Kohi said in the video.
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“If the child is not looking chubby, that means there”s something wrong with him or he is sick. So I was always like I am not sick. Every other day I had to convince her that I am not sick and I am doing this because I want to play. It was so difficult to convince her,” he further added.
Virat Kohli again said, “That was funny at times but also annoying at times because you are following a regime and next day when you wake up and hear that ”Tu toh beemaar lag raha hai” (you are looking sick)… But yeah, good times.”
As far as the game is concerned, the Indian cricket team has last played against New Zealand as their scheduled South Africa series in March was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic outbreak across the globe.
While the deadly virus has brought the entire world into a standstill, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the postponement of the upcoming T20 World Cup which was scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November.
However, with time, the situation of the pandemic is getting better in some places and England became the first country to host an international series. The international cricket marked its return on July 8 when England took on West Indies for their first Test match of the three-match Test series. While the West Indies won the first Test, England won the second Test. The third Test will begin on Friday as well.