10 Cricketers Who Proved Fitness Isn’t A Concern To Play Cricket; Today’s sporting world places a lot of importance on the fitness of athletes and cricket is no different. Whereas skill with the bat or ball was given primary importance in previous generations, nowadays the skillset of players must match their ability to put in the hard yards when most required.
Cricketers of today are better conditioned as athletes which is why the quality of certain aspects of the game – like fielding and running between the wickets – has become better and will continue to do so. Meanwhile, we came up with 10 players, who didn’t follow fitness regimes but made it to their respective teams.
10 Cricketers Who Proved Fitness Isn’t A Concern To Play Cricket:
10. Mohammad Shahzad:
The Wicketkeeper-batsman Shahzad falls under this category. He himself quoted that he would never compromise on his food. However, Shahzad quoted that he is trying to lose his weight but not going to negotiate on his food. Recently, he was suspended by the board for various other reasons.
He once compared himself to Virat Kohli saying that ” Dekhiye hum fitness bhi poori karte hain aur khaate bhi poora hain (I work a lot on my fitness but I don’t compromise on food). You want me to have a fitness routine like Kohli, it is not possible, but I am working on it (losing weight).”