MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya: These Indian cricketers are the fittest of all
First Published 21, Oct 2020, 4:24 PM
MS Dhoni might have announced his retirement from international cricket, earlier this year. However, he has kept himself fit enough to play in the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are very strict when it comes to their workout, and also their diet, which keeps them fit.
Be it any sport, fitness is of utmost importance, both physically and mentally. Similarly, cricket is no less, as the physical fitness of the cricketers plays a pivotal role in their performance on-field, which in return helps their team as well.
To date, there have been a number of Indian cricketers, who have prioritised their fitness over anything, and have also been role models for the future generations. In the same light, we take a look at some of the fittest Indian cricketers currently.
Ajinkya Rahane: We start the list with an unconventional one. Although Rahane might not be a regular member of Team India currently, owing to the packed Indian side, he is certainly one of the fittest. He is regular in maintaining a proper diet and working out, while his fitness is evident on the field, especially while fielding in the slips, as he dives in to take the catches.
Hardik Pandya: The prolific Indian all-rounder, who is famous in the current Indian side for his explosive batting skills, is undoubtedly one of the fittest. His intense workouts give his physique an athletic look. Furthermore, his fast run-ups and movements are the prime examples of his health, barring his back injury of late.
Jasprit Bumrah: The lanky Indian pacer, who is known for bowling deadly yorkers, is certainly fit when it comes to the bowlers. Although he did suffer a stress fracture last year, it has not affected his abilities and robustness in any manner. He has been in a prolific form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), while his workout regimes during the rehabilitation proved that he gives health the well-deserved preference.
Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper is the world's best batsman. And, why won't he be, as he is immensely strict when it comes to fitness. Besides his workout and an agile body, his diet plans are bound to keep him fit throughout. His movements on the field, especially while fielding, and the swift running between the wickets, along with quick reflexes, are enough of examples.
KL Rahul: The wicketkeeper-batsman cannot afford to miss out on his fitness, as his job behind the stumps requires immense body flexibility, which cannot come through a lame shape. Rahul is punctual when it comes to hitting the gym, to work on his physical robustness. Besides donning the gloves, his lightning-fast reflexes of late while fielding in the slips is a prime example.
MS Dhoni: The successful former Indian skipper recently retired from international cricket, while he was out of action for more than a year, owing to a sabbatical. Nonetheless, he maintained his fitness throughout the time, as he was in his perfect shape when it came to playing the IPL 2020. Although his batting performance might not have been impressive, his fast running between the wickets, along with fine reflexes while wicketkeeping, has certainly proved that robustness is not just limited to any age.