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ICC World Cup 2015 is underway and it is a big deal in a country like India where cricket is more than just a sport. It’s a religion! It takes quite a lot of luck, talent and hard work for someone to make it into the Indian cricket team. Maintaining fitness and health also plays a big role. Here are 10 health and fitness lessons we can learn from our cricketers.
Virat Kohli believes in not going overboard with junk food but doesn’t avoid it either: ‘People also suggest you shouldn’t make your body totally alien to this (junk) kind of food. Once you have a craving, it has a very bad effect on you, so I try to have those ‘cheat’ days in between, but I don’t go overboard. The very next day, I make sure I burn that off,’ the ace batsman told Forbes India.
Shikhar Dhawan practises yoga: Shikhar Dhawan practices yoga regularly and believes that it helps him keep calm. ‘It helps improve my focus and keeps me calm. I can't imagine living without it now,’ the Indian opener told India Today.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes fitness a priority: ‘Fitness is the most important part after talent. It should be of concern if you have skills but lack fitness,’ Bhuvneshwar told DNA.
Ajinkya Rahane believes in staying in the present moment: ‘My motive is always to be in the present and pay attention to my work ethic. I agree there are times when your mind begins to race ahead but I have always controlled myself and tried my best to remain in the present. Staying in the present has helped me a lot,’ Rahane told bcci.tv.
Rohit Sharma values sleep: In an interview on the hit TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil, Virat Kohli revealed how Rohit Sharma loved sleeping and had the talent of being able to sleep anywhere.
Ravindra Jadeja loves horse riding: India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja loves riding and has three horses in his farm. Horse Riding requires a lot of effort, and is a great workout for the legs.