The current crop of Indian international cricketers is known for their supreme fitness, led by their super-fir captain Virat Kohli.
King Kohli set not only unprecedented benchmarks in international cricket through his batting but also is responsible for the paradigm shift in Indian cricket when it comes to fitness regimes.
Gone are those days where India housed sloppy fielders, and captains found ways to hide their liabilities on the field.
India now boasts a fleet of brilliant fielders both inside and outside the ring in the form of Ravindra Jadeja, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw and many others who are electric on the field.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through their social media account recently released a snippet of the cricketers engaging in a brand new drill known as ‘Turbo Touch.’
Here’s the video:
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 28, 2020
India’s strength and mental conditioning coach, Howard Webb, during an interaction, talked in detail about the rules and regulations of the new drill for the Indian team.
“We do a general warm-up to train with, to get the boys moving. We try to finish with a very intensive game, called the ‘Turbo Touch,'” Webb commented in the video.
“It is an evasive game, we divide the guys into two teams, and they try to score between the two goals, and the idea is that they have just two touches to score the goals. It provides a little more of a challenge to the guys, and it makes it more fun,” continued the Indian support staff member.
Team India needs to be at their best to boost their chances of leveling the ongoing two-match Test series against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, starting on February 28. They trail the series by 1-nil after being whitewashed in the ODI series by 3-0.