IPL 2022 LIVE: Virat Kohli still comes to the gym as an enthusiastic child, the fitness coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has revealed.

RCB’s fitness coach Shankar Basu has worked with Kohli for a long time now. Basu has stated that Kohli has only evolved in his fitness depending on his team’s needs. The former India captain is currently participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Find the IPL sponsors list and IPL 2022 match predictions here on our site.

“What excites me is he comes like a child even today. What I saw in him when he was 19 or 20, in fact the enthusiasm has not come down even that 1 percent. In fact, it has only gone up. The drive and that steely resolve he has got are so inspiring. Can’t actually do the same thing over and over again. The program has to change. Every year, we need to start tweaking. Track what’s needed and evolve accordingly,” Basu said.

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Speaking on Kohli’s regime, in particular, Basu said the focus has been on building muscle mass, which is crucial to the former RCB skipper this year keeping in mind India’s several series, including the T20 World Cup in Australia.

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“Virat is mainly..we are trying to build muscle mass. T20 also requires a lot of explosive energy; force production is a byproduct. It’s a mandatory thing for him to be strong. You also have the World Cup round the corner. So obviously, it’s a long-distance call as well as a short-distance call,” RCB’s fitness coach added further.

IPL 2022 LIVE: Kohli Still Comes To Gym as an Enthusiastic Child, Says RCB Fitness Coach
IPL 2022 LIVE: Kohli Still Comes To Gym as an Enthusiastic Child, Says RCB Fitness Coach

Be it the Indian camp or RCB, the 33-year-old batsman has always set an example with his fitness levels. It is well known that post an ordinary run in the IPL 2012 season, Kohli changed his training regime and eating habits. He follows a strict diet, and a tight workout regime but most importantly, stick to it, no matter what. Get the latest IPL betting apps for IOS and Android here

Kohli, who has been struggling with the bat in the IPL 2022, finally recorded his season’s maiden fifty. He scored a 53-ball 58 in RCB’s six-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans last week. Half-centuries from Kohli and Rajat Patidar, along with a cameo from Glenn Maxwell saw their side post 170 runs in the first innings.

However, another Rahul Tewatia show meant GT won the game and went two points clear at the top of the IPL 2022 table with a game in hand.

In the ongoing campaign, Kohli, who is the leading run-scorer in the history of IPL, has managed just 186 runs in 10 games at an average of 20.67.

RCB’s next game in IPL 2022 is against four-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The two sides face off against each other on Wednesday (May 4) at MCA Stadium, Pune. Read Bet365 IPL reviews here and learn more about how online betting works with this app.

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