WATCH - KL Rahul, Ashwin, Jadeja speak about Virat Kohli's impact on Indian cricket

Former captain Virat Kohli has been among the most influential Indian cricketers.

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Former India captain Virat Kohli is very well known for his high standard of fitness and he is currently among the fittest athletes in the world. His dedication to fitness has influenced his teammates as well.

The Indian cricket team has adapted to the change and now most of the players look to match Kohli's level of fitness. His Indian teammates KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and R Ashwin recently spoke about Kohli’s impact on Indian cricket. 

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Kohli's teammates spoke about his batting, fielding, and fitness standards which makes him different from others. “Virat Kohli brings in great energy and passion, and there has been no other cricketer in our country who has won as many games as him. So, to play with him, to understand how he thinks and reads the game has been great learning for me,” said Rahul in a video shared by Star Sports.

Ashwin pointed out that the 33-year-old has worked hard to bring the fitness culture into the team. He added that it is something very important for all the players to understand.

“One thing you can stand up tall and say at the top of your voice is the culture he has brought into the team. In terms of making each one of us realize, how the fitness parameters are so important,” he said.

Jadeja, who is himself one of the fittest Indian cricketers, has shared the dressing room with Kohli since their U19 cricket days. “I have been playing with Virat since our Under-19 days and as I have mentioned earlier, he treats all matches with the same seriousness and intensity. 

"So, his energy and hard work boosts the morale of the entire side,” said Jadeja.



By - 26 Feb, 2022

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