He is all of 29 and has already become the most influential sportsman. India captain Virat Kohli is the hero and idol of many youngsters in the country. His latest tweet post after the Windies annihilation is bound to motivate the youth of the country even more. His post reads, “With focus and hard work, anything is possible. Keep working, keep believing. Have a super day everyone.”
The young achiever posted a throwback picture along with a recent picture which is a testament to his transformation, which is surreal, to say the least. The current Indian captain in his short and illustrious career is already a World Cup winner apart from being the best batsman in the world currently, according to ICC. Not so long ago, he turned vegan to improve his fitness and that seems to have worked wonders, his form in England is again a testament of that where he scored a mammoth 593 runs in Tests.
Recently, he scored his 24th ton against the touring Windies side in the first Test at Rajkot. The run machine has gone from strength to strength in order to improve his game. The Delhi-born and a biryani lover have stayed off biryani for a long time now. He has made the sacrifices and that has paid dividends.
Meanwhile, Kohli’s India has blanked the touring Windies side in the recently concluded two-match Test series.
“I think it was a standout performance in his career and something that he can build on,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.
“Four Tests in Australia can be brutal because the (Kookaburra) ball does not do much like in England. So you have to come in and run in all day and hit the right area with pace. But I think from that point of view, Umesh is right up there to be featuring in Australia,” Kohli said.
He further explained: “Because he (Umesh) has got the pace, he has got the fitness levels to run in all day, picks up wickets at crucial times and he gets good bounce as well, so it’s a great headache to have. Obviously, all four guys, when they are touching 140 and when they are taking wickets for you, it is obviously something that any captain would like to have.