Cricket has evolved immensely over the last few years and a lot of emphasis has been put on fielding and running between the wickets.
Therefore, fitness has become extremely important in cricket.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is known to be a fitness freak and he believes being fit is the most important thing to survive in international cricket.
Kohli joined Tamim Iqbal in a live conversation on Facebook where he spoke about different aspects of the game.
When asked about his practice pattern, Kohli said, "Actually I don't have a set pattern in my batting practice. When I feel I am hitting the ball well, I don't spend more than 8-10 minutes at the nets. The only set pattern which I follow is diet and fitness training. They are extremely important."
Kohli emphasized on not overdoing and overcomplicating the practice sessions.
He firmly believes that a suitable diet is very significant for maintaining the fitness level required for international cricket.
He believes than hard work and self-belief are important as far as cricket is concerned.
"I was dropped from the side after a series. I went back and worked very hard to make my way back into the team. When I got my first international hundred, I started to believe that I could make it big here,' said Kohli.