Team India's fitness coach impressed with fitness standards of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni

Dhoni and Kohli have been in the news for their fitness levels
Team India's fitness coach impressed with fitness standards of Virat Kohli and MS DhoniTeam India's fitness coach impressed with fitness standards of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
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The Indian Cricket Team has been setting a benchmark for their fitness levels in the world of cricket. With a stiff yo-yo test being made mandatory for every cricketer who yearns to play for India, the skipper Virat Kohli and former captain MS Dhoni have to be credited for changing the fitness levels in the sport. 

Helping the team achieve the fitness levels has been fitness and mental conditioning coach Shankar Basu. He is currently in England for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, and is leaving no stones unturned to help cricketers with their fitness and mental concerns during the tournament. 

Basu has worked closely with Kohli and Dhoni for a while now, and stated that the Delhi player is a teacher's delight, who never shies away from repeating the same old fitness regime everyday. The 50-year old also revealed that Kohli has a good idea about his body and tries his best to stay on the right track. 

“He knows his body and if he is training, he will have 100 questions with regards to routines. Once he gets the answers, he follows them with all sincerity”, opined Basu.

Dhoni, on the other hand, is one of the strongest players, according to Basu. 

“If we talk about brute power, I will take three names who are possibly the strongest because of their background from hilly regions. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant and Pawan Negi. When we talk about raw power, these three top the list. Rishabh has unbelievable power”, exclaimed Basu.

Talking about a cricketer who has vastly imprived his fitness levels, Basu says that Mohammad Shami has really impressed him. “I had told Shami that there is no point of training hard for 20 days. You have to train consistently. Now training is his lifestyle. Look at how his pace never drops even in the final test of a five-game series”, said Basu.

“He is a meat eater but now he has cut down on his junk food. He is probably the first example in this Indian team who has started the concept of intermittent fasting,” quipped the 50-year-old.

“He doesn’t eat a lot during the first half of the day but eats well during the second half of the day. He has reduced his fat percentage,” he further added.

Basu has been with the team since 2015. 

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