What’s Virat Kohli like at home? “I can be annoying and be like a vegetable”
Virat Kohli is one of the fittest and busiest athlete’s in the world and is playing cricket throughout the year with very few breaks in between.
But when he does take a break from the sport, Kohli likes to just sit at home and relax. Speaking at an event in Mumbai, he said that he can be very annoying around the house and doesn’t do much work at home.
“I can sit and not move for hours. As much as energy I show on the field but when I get time at home, I can be a total vegetable. I can be very annoying because I do not move at all,” Kohli revealed at an event in Mumbai.
The 29-year-old also said that he had a few niggles in his body after a hectic tour of South Africa and he has to be cautious with his workload in the future.
“Physically I had a few niggles, I am just getting over those. The workload has started to disagree with me a little bit. I have to be very careful about how I go forward with my body, my mind, my cricket,” Kohli said.
He went onto add that the rest was necessary because he will be on the road again soon.
“It is just nice to be resting for a bit, relaxing, (it is) very important to have these times as well and I am just embracing it, enjoying all the downtime. Trying to recoup and recover and (will be) on the road again soon,” Kohli said.
The Indian team is performing really well in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy tri-series where Rohit Sharma is leading a young team in the absence of Kohli.
The Men in Blue recently beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and now just need another win to go through to the final.
Kohli said he is keeping a track of the games but is not watching any matches right now.
“I am keeping a track of the games, I watch the boys play whenever the matches are on. Yesterday (Monday, against Sri Lanka) was a really good win for us. I do not watch matches right now and feel like I want to be on the field because I have started to listen to my body.”
Kohli’s next assignment will be the Indian Premier League next seasons were he will be leading a new-look Royal Challengers Bangalore team starting April 7.
With more than a month’s time to rest and recuperate, Kohli feels he will be fresh and ready for the challenges which lay ahead.
“When I am done with this period, obviously (in the) IPL I will be coming out fresh, I will be mentally in a better place with to (have) the want to be out there on the field.
A fit body requires an athlete to be really strict with the his/her diet and Kohli is one person who is very particular about what he eats. Even his cheat meals consist of gluten-free food.
“Cheat day for me would be some gluten-free, it is not only black or white it is a mixture of everything. You cannot live without carbs; as a human being you have to eat carbs. But what kind of carbs you eat is important, that is what I keep a check on. People tell me you have not eaten carbs in six years. I tell them you got to be joking; I will be on the hospital bed. I am very smart about what I eat, that has been the main factor for me. I would probably have a gluten-free dessert, (which) is made of natural sugar. But I do not get those cravings anymore.”