ICC World Cup 2015: 7 health lessons to learn from Indian cricketers

It takes quite a lot of luck, talent and hardwork for someone to make it into the Indian cricket team.

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Health Lessons From Indian Cricketers

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.

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Ms Dhoni

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Virat Kohli Enjoys A Cheat Day

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.

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Shikhar Dhawan Does Yoga

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.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Makes Fitness A Priority

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.

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Ajinkya Rahane Keeps Calm

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.

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Rohit Sharma Values Sleep

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.

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Ravindra Jadeja Loves Horseriding

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.