COVID-19: ವಿರಾಟ್ ಕೊಹ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಹುಡುಗರಿಗೆ ಲಾಕ್‌ಡೌನ್ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಸ್ಟಮೈಸ್ ಮಾಡಿದ ತಾಲೀಮು ವಾಡಿಕೆಯಂತೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ – ಟೈಮ್ಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ


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NEW DELHI: With the government calling for a

lockdown

to fight the

coronavirus

outbreak, the Indian cricketers are all home and spending time with their families. But strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb, in consultation with physio Nitin Patel, has customised routines for

Virat Kohli

and boys to ensure they stay in top shape despite the pandemic induced break.

Sources in the team management said that the duo of Webb and Patel have made player-specific routines for all the contracted players to ensure that they can continue to stay in shape even as the country fights the coronavirus outbreak.

“All the players, irrespective of whether they play red-ball

cricket

or white-ball cricket or all formats, have been given fitness routines which they are to follow and give updates to Webb and Patel from time to time. The routines have been created keeping in mind the demands of the players.

“So, for example, a bowler has been given exercises which work to make his core and lower body strong. Similarly, a batsman has been given exercises which also work on his shoulders and wrists,” the source explained.

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The source further added that the routines have been made keeping in mind the workout patterns of the players.

“Someone like a Kohli loves to train with weights as well. So his routine would have weights involved like the clean and jerk and deadlifts and other exercises, while another player might be more comfortable doing free-hand exercises. So in that case, he has been given more free-weight functional training options,” the source pointed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. This has put the fate of the

Indian Premier League

also hanging in the balance.

While the BCCI is confident that they can pull off the league even if it starts from the first week of May, an important area of concern will be the entry of the foreign players as visa restrictions need to be removed first.

The Sports Ministry has made it clear that the fate of the 13th edition of the

IPL

and other sporting activities can be decided only after the government comes out with a fresh advisory after April 15, keeping in mind the situation with regards to the coronavirus outbreak.