The presence of a sound mind plays a vital role in the life of a sportsman. The fitter, the better the response to actions. When it comes to cricket, it’s important for the bowler to predict the footwork of the batsman. Likewise, for a batsman, it’s important to predict the type of delivery the bowler bowls at him.
Direct hits, proper throws to the wicketkeeper, sprinting between the wickets are all possible only with a sound mind. What’s the way that keeps helping cricketers on the field to make all these execute flawlessly? Fitness. A sound mind is attained by maintaining a fitness routine and adhering to it. Cardio, strength and weight training in equal proportions make the body fit and in turn, provides better results on the field.
The importance of fitness in the cricketing arena reached its peak when BCCI announced that all the players should clear yo-yo test to make their opportunities count in the Indian cricket team. The players go to NCA, Bangalore to cement their places by passing the test.
Let’s now look at few players who have been making an impact in the lives of fitness freaks