Virat Kohli Runs 17 KM During A Good Knock: MSK Prasad

Updated - 06 Feb 2020, 02:50 PM

Virat Kohli, MSK Prasad
Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: BCCI

Virat Kohli, who just completed his 58th half-century in ODI cricket against New Zealand, is a fitness enthusiast who often gives a peek into his regimen to his followers. Kohli came onto the scene in 2008 when he led the Under-19 team to the World cup victory. He was a lean lad back then and today he has turned into a fitness freak and how!

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Now, the Indian National Cricket Team skipper is one of the few cricketers, who can be compared to the fitness levels of professional footballers. Only a few cricketers can come close to his sprinting between the wickets and a classic example of the term ‘fitness’.

Physios monitor the workload – MSK Prasad

Kohli once again grabs the headlines when the chief of selection panel MSK Prasad revealed that Kohli ‘run 17 kilometres during a good knock in the middle’ for India. The distance and the speed of the skipper were calculated by automatic GPS tracker, which was introduced to the Indian unit by the former member of the support staff Shankar Basu.

MSK Prasad. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Notably, Prasad further stated that the introduction of GPS did a world of good for the team and players. He explained that the instrument will help the physios to look after the workload of the players and work accordingly to minimise injury concerns of a player.

‘It is applicable to all those in the BCCI contract system. Even practice schedules suggest their workload. For instance, Kohli runs 17 km during a good knock in the middle. All foreign teams are also doing the same. Physios monitor the workload. I must say, Shankar Basu, who introduced this, was a phenomenal trainer,”Prasad said in an exclusive interview with the Sportstar.

MSK Prasad Heaps Praise On Bumrah, Ishant and Shami:

MSK Prasad, Virat Kohli
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”This attack of Shami, Bumrah and Ishant, I feel without any hesitation, is the all-time greatest. It is even better than the famed West Indies line-up. And this is possible because of workload management as you have the bench strength to take that liberty,” MSK added.

Prasad may not have made a huge impact as a member of the Indian team but the 44-year-old left a mark of his own during his four-year stint, three years as chairman, which stands as one of the longest.

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