Bangladesh’s legendary cricketer Tamim Iqbal has no hesitation in admitting that Virat Kohli-led Indian team’s attitude towards fitness has affected the players of his country. The left-handed opener told ESPN Podcast that India is our neighboring country and I think we follow many things of India. The attitude of Indian cricketers towards fitness has affected the players of Bangladesh the most.
Tamim said that he and Kohli are same but even then Kohli’s attitude towards fitness has inspired him a lot. He said that I have no shame in telling this. To be honest, whenever I saw Virat Kohli working hard and running in the gym two or three years ago, I used to feel embarrassed. He said that I used to think that a player of my age is working so hard even after achieving success and I am not even doing half of it.
Virat Kohli inspires many cricketers
Although there seems to be a lot of squabble on the field between Bangladesh and India, but outside the field, players of both the countries like each other a lot. Other Bangladesh players, including Tamim Iqbal, also learn a lot from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Tamim Iqbal has also done live chat with many Indian cricketers during the lockdown in which he expressed his opinion on many issues.