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Kohli is one of the top athletes, our boys are not far behind, says Waqar Younis


Pakistan bowling legend and current bowling coach Waqar Younis acknowledged that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of the top athlete but his team is not far behind in terms of fitness. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is known not only for his batting and captaincy rather he is regarded as one of the fittest cricketers all over the world.

Kohli is one of the top athletes, our boys are not far behind, says Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis himself heaped praise on the Indian skipper and said that brought a difference to the sport with his dedication towards fitness.

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Virat Kohli has evolved the game and all the formats of the modern-day cricket including T20 Cricket, one day suits him a lot and he is brilliant at test matches. But the biggest difference he brought to cricket that is followed and watched worldwide is his fitness,” Younis had said while interacting with fans on the Twitter platform @GloFansOfficial.

“He has set a bar of fitness worldwide, for players, I think it is hard to beat. I think for that reason also, you like everything about Virat Kohli. He is fit, he is always in your face, he wants to prove you that he is the best, he is a fighter, so that is why, we all like him,” the former paceman had added.

Meanwhile, when Younis was asked if Pakistan players can match up to Kohli’s levels of fitness then the coach came up with the reply.

“There is no doubt that there are too many cricketers who are fit. There are three formats when you play all three formats you have to maintain fitness standards. He (Virat) is one of the top athletes in the country. Our boys are not behind.

“You take Babar Azam, he is very fit. He is also delivering goods. Shaheen Shah Afridi is super fit. We will set our own bar, we not copy someone else. We will set the bar that suits Pakistan cricket and will take the team forward,” Waqar added.

“But right now in the training camp they are getting better and we are working hard on ensuring their fitness levels meet those standards required in world cricket,” he further said.

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