Fitness has become an integral part of team India with skipper Virat Kohli setting a high standard for other players to follow. BCCI has made Yo-Yo test compulsory for cricketers to pass fitness level. Thanks to the parameter set by the Indian skipper the Menin Blue is considered one of the best fielding sides in the world.
The Indian players are like a livewire on the field giving their 100 percent effort, they run hard between the wickets and their improved fitness level have only added more value to the team. Even though off late players have been nursing injuries no one has been able to match the levels of captain Kohli.
Kohli who will be turning 30 next month has kept himself fit thanks to his dedication in the gym and strict diet. While people talk a lot about Kohli’s player, you will be surprised to know that there is one Indian player who has proven to be better than the skipper in terms of fitness. The player in the picture is none other than Karnataka batsman Karun Nair.
In a recent interview to cricbuzz, Nair claimed to be the fittest member of the Indian cricket team. “I’ve been spending a lot of time with (Shanker) Basu Sir, our trainer, and Sanjay Bangar sir as well, our batting coach. Obviously a lot of throwdowns and a lot of net sessions. But mainly I have been spending time with Basu Sir. According to him, I am the fittest person in the team right now. I am very proud of that and I just want to keep improving on that,” he quoted the website.
Nair who bats in the middle order for team India is currently in the spotlight after being not picked for the home series against West Indies. The right-handed batsman who was a part of India test team in England was seen warming the bench with Hanuma Vihari getting his debut cap.
After failing to get a game in England, many expected Nair to retain his place in the Indian team for the two-match Test series against West Indies but once again Nair was overlooked for the series with Vihari retaining his place in the side owing to his fifty and three-wicket spell in the final Test against England.