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Mom thought I looked weak: Kohli recalls early reactions of his fitness journey

Written by Sumit Seth

India skipper Virat Kohli revealed that his mom was not very happy when he had started his fitness regime as she used to say that he had become weak.

Virat Kohli has redefined fitness as far as Indian cricket is concerned. The levels of fitness he has achieved, have now become a professional requirement for any young cricketer.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday shared the second teaser of the new episode of ‘Open Nets with Mayank’ on their official Twitter handle.

BCCI captioned the 1:05 minute video: “Moms be like. Listen in to what @imVkohli’s mother thought of him when he started his fitness regime.

Mayank Agarwal asked Virat Kohli if he remembered any conversation with his mom or any family member over his new fitness regime.

“My mom used to tell me that I am becoming weak. I think that’s a very regular thing any mother would say,” Virat Kohli told Mayank Agarwal.

“Tu bada kamjor ho gaya hai, tu kuch khata hi nahi hai,” Kohli’s mother was concerned with his new fitness regime.

“They (Mothers) didn’t understand the difference between having concern and having professionalism towards the sport you’re playing. For them, if the child is not looking chubby, there’s something wrong with him!” the Indian captain funnily said.

“So I was always like I’m not sick! I’m doing this because I want to play! It was so difficult to convince her!” said Virat.

“It was funny at times but it was also annoying at times because you are following a regime. I would wake up and my mother would say, “Tu toh beemaar lag raha hai! (you’re looking sick!)

“It was so tough when I would see something delicious on my table. But yeah, good times!”

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