The Indian National Cricket Team is away from the playing field these days due to the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus. However, during such time too, Virat Kohli and his boys can not compromise with their fitness and hence they have been given customized workout routines by the team management.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, announced that the country will go in complete lockdown from March 25 for a period of 21 days. This means cricketing action in the country will also be suspended during this period.
However, the team management has ensured that the fitness of these players isn’t compromised with and have designed customized workout routines for each player.
Indian Team Handed Customized Workout Routines
Strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb, in consultation with physio Nitin Patel, has customised routines for Virat Kohli and boys to ensure they stay in top shape despite the pandemic-induced break.
Sources in the team management said that the duo of Webb and Patel have made player-specific routines for all the contracted players to ensure that they can continue to stay in shape even as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak.
“All the players, irrespective of whether they play red-ball cricket or white-ball cricket or all formats, have been given fitness routines which they are to follow and give updates to Webb and Patel from time to time. The routines have been created keeping in mind the demands of the players.
“So, for example, a bowler has been given exercises which work to make his core and lower body strong. Similarly, a batsman has been given exercises which also work on his shoulders and wrists,” the source explained.
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