There are very few cricketers whose fitness level can be compared to Virat Kohli. Ever since rising to prominence, Kohli’s dedication towards his fitness has often been a talking point among viewers.
Even when the world has come to a grinding halt amidst a coronavirus outbreak, there’s no excuse for the current Indian skipper. He remains as dedicated as he ever was. Kohli still follows an uncompromising fitness routine and a strict diet plan to stay at the top of his game.
For young cricketers aspiring to reach greater heights, Kohli comes as the biggest source of inspiration.
While speaking to Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal in the latest episode of ‘Open Nets with Mayank,’ Kohli said that he has to face a lot of difficulty in convincing his mother to carry on his fitness regime.
The stylish right-handed batsman revealed that his mother got worried after watching him getting leaner day by day.
“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,” said Kohli.
“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.”
Kohli further remarked that his mother would often complain that he looks sick, which was both funny and annoying.
“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),”
“It was so tough when I would see something delicious on my table. But yeah, good times,” concluded Kohli.