Virat Kohli‘s amazing fitness could be an example for all. But, the Indian Test skipper himself takes inspiration from the Portuguese and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo. The way he has stayed on top for so many years, it’s nothing but down to hard work. I have heard he is the most hardworking footballer in the world and that’s why he is where he is.Messi is a freak (genius) but this guy (Ronaldo) is giving him run for his money because of his hard work,” Kohli said in a chat with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Kohli also said that pressure of performance is something that he has embraced as one can’t run away from it.
“It’s about how you perceive that situation. It’s very similar when you go out to bat. Either you see four slips standing at the back or you see the boundaries only.”
“The external pressure, I have started enjoying it rather than running away from it because if I run away from it, it may come back to hound me and catch me and put me down to a level that I can’t imagine. So I have to take it along with me and find a way to deal with it.”
Like Ronaldo, Kohli too is a fitness freak and spends a lot of hours in the gym. He believes that a fit and athletic body helps his performance in the cricket field.