Published On: Wed, Jun 29th, 2016

Virat Kohli shared reason of exceptional rise in cricket


Virat Kohli the Indian cricket star has shared the cause following his exceptional rise in cricket in the last some years.

The 27-year-old in recent times broke a number of records in the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League records whereas his batting form for the national team had previously been good than before.

The question arises what is the mystery following all this on-field triumph? Kohli considers it is his off-field fitness tricks which assist him execute better than any other person.

Kohli shared that “How staying healthy helped me [in cricket] was that being physically active and healthy helps you think better, helps you make better decisions,” Kohli further added that “It is not the thing that many people understand but that is the fact. Why do we train just before we go for a game because it releases positive endorphins inside your body, it helps you think better, it helps you feel good about yourself, it helps you feel positive.”

Kohli thinks idleness directs to negativity. He told “You know when you are just lying around and you are not doing anything, it is an invitation for negativity. All you can think about is things that are not going well with you,”

Then it was inquired that when did the superstar think that keeping himself fit can alter the whole picture? Kohli is of the view that he realized it in 2012.

He told that “In the middle of 2012, just after the IPL I realized that I need to make changes in my physical condition and in my fitness levels because I never wanted to be an average player,” he further added “I understood that if I want to be among the best in the world, I need to be as fit as I possibly can be.”

Kohli continued by saying that he was never a healthy eater as he is from to a Punjabi family. He told that “And that was a lifestyle choice because I wasn’t a healthy eater before that obviously coming from a Punjabi family background,” he elaborated that “You know while growing up what you eat; parathas with butter is the kind of stuff I have grown up on.”

The right-hand batsman states consuming healthy and remaining fit assisted him to become a good cricketer on the pitch.

He told that “It started to become more about food, more about the physical aspect of things,” he added “It has gotten me results that I never thought were possible for me honestly. And it gave me more belief mentally because I knew I am fit enough to execute. It was the perfect balance that I was able to strike.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.