Why Diet Like Virat Kohli When I Can Hit Bigger Sixes: Mohammad Shahzad

Published - 03 May 2018, 08:20 PM

Mohammad Shahzad, ACB
Mohammad Shahzad

Wicketkeeper-batsman from Afghanistan Mohammad Shahzad has recently admitted who needs a punishing regimen like Virat Kohli when he can hit massive sixes than the world’s No.1 One-day International batsman.

Meanwhile, standing at 5’8” and over 90 kgs, there is no dull moment when Shahzad is around.

Moreover, after returning from a ban, Shahzad recently took Afghanistan to the 2019 ICC World Cup which is scheduled in England and Wales

And then two weeks later, Afghanistan Cricket Board, pulled him up for playing a local tournament in Peshawar. They also asked him to relocate his base in Afghanistan, who currently lives in Pakistan.

Dekhiye galti to insaan se hi hoti hain (To err is human). I have had two cups of coffee with you and who knows I might test positive after this,” Shahzad said to PTI.

Mohammad Shahzad
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I have always looked up to Dhoni:

Shahzad noted that he shares a good rapport with Indian cricketers and admitting that he looks up to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He also added Indian cricketers are very warm and revealed that they talk a lot after matches.

Moreover, Shahzad admitted Dhoni is friendly and they always chat about life, although, stating that it is tough to get him on phone.

It is always nice to catch up with the Indian cricketers. They are very warm. I have always looked up to Dhoni and now I have the pleasure of knowing him. I have played against India three-four times and after the match gets over, I have dropped in at Dhoni’s room and chatted for hours. We don’t tend to talk a lot about wicket-keeping and batting, it is just regular stuff about life. Even Suresh and Shikhar bhai are very warm people,” Shahzad added.

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Why diet like Kohli when you can hit big sixes:

In an interesting chat, Shahzad revealed that he is working on his fitness.

However, he admits what is the need for going through such a tough regime like Kohli when you are capable enough to major the distance with ease

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),” he adds.


Jitna lamba chakka woh (Kohli) maarte hain, main unse zyadaa maar saktaa hoon, zaroorat kya hain unki tarah itna diet karne ki (I can hit bigger sixes than Kohli so why do I need to follow his diet?),” added Shahzad.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Shahzad is currently preparing for their historic debut Test match against India.

Well, Afghanistan will face India in a One-off Test match from June 14 at Bengaluru.

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