The Indian cricket team has witnessed a paradigm shift when it comes to fitness standards. The group today is one of the most difficult to get into, if not measuring up to the minimum fitness criteria.
It is largely a by-product of the change in culture brought about in the era of a supremely fit Virat Kohli and his era of captaincy.
Kohli’s love for sweating it out at the gym is well renowned and he recently gave a stiff challenge to his teammate Hardik Pandya with a special kind of push-up which was followed by a clap.
The drill looked arduous at the first look, but Hardik was quick to accept the challenge and display his level of fitness.
“Hey H @hardikpandya93 loved your fly push ups. Here’s adding a little clap to it,” Kohli challenged Hardik.
To which, Hardik replied with his post, captioning, “Hey bruh @virat.kohli. Always got your back,”
Then, the Indian captain commented on the insane push-up drill video, saying “Haha top work H.”
Soon, recently married Natasha Stankovic came up with a sweet comment for her husband Hardik. “My bebu the best,” wrote the Serbian actress.
In the absence of cricket, stars must look after their fitness indoors amidst coronavirus scare. The Indian cricket team last featured against New Zealand back in February this year.
Rain forced the match to be abandoned between India and South Africa, who were scheduled to play three ODI games ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the series was cancelled with COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in India.
The series was crucial for India’s marquee all-rounder, who was looking to make a comeback since his back surgery. Pandya was looking at prime-hitting form, with a couple of destructive T20 knocks in a domestic tournament.