Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has said that he felt ashamed of himself after watching the fitness and training of Indian captain Virat Kohli. Recalling the two-three old incident, Iqbal said that he thought why he could not do this at the age of Kohli.
The captain of Bangladesh team Tamim Iqbal talking with Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar tells how the fitness revolution in Indian impacted their team. Talking with Sanjay Manjrekar on a videocast hosted by ESPN Cricinfo, he said,
“I must say this. This is not because I am talking to an Indian commentator, who is an ex-cricketer. I think because India is our neighbor country, we follow a lot of things about what’s happening in India. As soon as India started to change regarding fitness, that impacted Bangladesh the most,”
After this Tamim Iqbal also added that he used to ashamed of himself after watching Virat Kohli’s fitness and how he does things to maintain his fitness. He said,
“I have no shame to tell you this, I think this should be out when I used to see Virat Kohli, 2-3 years back, doing all those gym things and running around, I used to be ashamed of myself. Honestly, I used to be ashamed of myself.
We all know that in the early days of his international cricket, Kohli was quite fond of chicken, which he also accepted many times during his interactions with the media. But in 2013, 31-year-old batsman Kohli shifted his focus to fitness, diet, and training.
Now Kohli is very strict about his diet, which has brought a different change in his game. Kohli is a role model not only for his team but for cricketers across the world.
Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes list
Significantly, a few days ago, Forbes released the list of highest-grossing players, in which Virat Kohli was the only cricketer. Kohli is at number 66 in this list with an annual gross of $ 26 million.
Not only this, but Virat Kohli is also the only cricketer who has been successful in making it to the fourth consecutive year in the Forbes list of the top-100 players of the highest-earning world.