Rashid Khan follows Virat Kohli’s fitness regime: When it comes to fitness, Rashid Khan seems to be a big fan of Virat Kohli.
Irrespective of the sport, fitness has become one of its essential component. Apart from just paying attention on their individual skills, the modern-day players also work exceptionally hard on their fitness for it gives them a certain edge on the field.
When it comes down to fitness, Indian captain Virat Kohli is unequivocally among the fittest cricketers of the contemporary era. His fitness regime has earned him a top spot in this category of cricketers.
As far as the fitness of Indian players are concerned, Kohli will go down as a trendsetter in that respect. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was and is someone who lays a lot of emphasis fitness but it was Kohli who became an inspiration for others to walk the hard yards in a bid to increase their level of fitness.
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan leg-spinner who is a regular face in several T20 leagues, is a fan of Kohli’s fitness to the extent that he takes inspiration from the 29-year old Indian captain. In a conversation with Indian Express, the manager of Afghanistan cricket team let out this news.
“All the players have their idols. They follow them. Maybe, Rashid’s fitness process follows Virat’s, because Virat is a very fit cricketer. Rashid knows that. And I think it helps a lot (the trickle-down effect); when you come back (from the T20 leagues) and doing the hard work, and your teammates are watching you. So it really, directly influences the others to follow you”, said Hamkar.
Apart from becoming a mandatory landmark in India, the Yo-Yo Test has been incorporated by other countries as well. On being asked about the Yo-Yo Test and its consequences on the Afghani team, Hamkar was quoted, “Now, the minimum requirement has been raised to 17.3. But some guys, they are still improving. One or two guys we have are less than 17.3, but they are improving and will touch the mark before the World Cup. Some players have crossed 18.”
In the ongoing Asia Cup, Afghanistan finished at the top of the table in the league stage but failed to qualify for the final match despite their sound performances in the Super Four stage. Given the way they are playing, one can foresee them affecting the results towards their side in the times to come.
Read some of the Twitter reactions related to the Afghanistan team’s performance in the Asia Cup:
I congratulate the Afghanistan National Cricket Team for their big, & inspiring win over Bangladesh. I, & the entire nation, wish them good luck, & victory in today’s match against Pakistan, & the rest of the matches in #AsiaCup2018. pic.twitter.com/3ecHn61CzX
— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) September 21, 2018
Malik You Beauty
well played Afghanistan ..
Good Cricket ♥️ pic.twitter.com/TNXzQ9YeIp
— سستا حکیم🌿 (@Guddu_50) September 21, 2018
Great win Pakistan! What a game of cricket, Afghanistan fought hard. Masterful knock by Shoaib Malik. Well played Imam and Babar. Keep up the good work 🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 21, 2018
Thank you Shoaib Malik @realshoaibmalik for saving the day—Meanwhile,well played Afghanistan cricket team—I am impressed with your passion,defiance,resistance & hunger for the victory. You all fought well. Soon you guys ll be beating big teams at international levels.
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) September 21, 2018