Those days are gone when cricket was regarded as the game of skills only. The players which made it to the international cricket despite having poor fitness are now sweating up to get slimmer as more emphasis on fitness is made in modern day cricket.
Now fitness has become an important aspect in the game. Due to fitness , the quality of fielding has gone up. There are many players who win matches because of their fitness. Here are 10 fittest cricketers of the world who proved that fitness can change the course of the game.
Afghanistan has emerged as a team with lots of potentials within a short span. Rashid Armaan Khan is one of the fittest players in the world . He is a dangerous all rounder. He has proved his worth all across the globe in different leagues. He is a brilliant fielder. He spents hours and hours in the gym to maintain the level of fitness . At a very young age he has lots of followers around the world. In the Indian Premier League , he is a part of SRH franchise.
The million dollar baby is very fit. One can analyse it just by watching him. Glenn Maxwell is from Australia and has represented Australia in all three formats. But he is regarded as the T20 specialist. He has took many blinders on the field and always been on of energy on the field and off the field as well. Apart from explosive batting, he also bowls part time off spin and he is a gun fielder. He takes advantage of his height in his batting and fielding. He spents 3-4 hours in the gym .
Ben Stokes, the player who won the world cup for the mighty English side. 2019 was the year of Ben Stokes. He did miracles on the field. He is regarded as the best all rounder across the globe. He gives this credit to his fitness. He is a explosive all rounder. In the league stages of 2019 world cup, he took unbelievable catches which almost won matches for the team. Ben Stokes spends hours on his fitness in gym and as well as on the ground.
Here is the first Indian to feature in the list. The ‘kun fu’ Pandya shares his physical training videos on social media platform. In an interview he said that he takes care of his fitness more than his batting and bowling. He has emerged as a medium pace all rounder for India in the recent times. Due to his fitness, ge is so energetic on the field and play some explosive knocks. His fielding ability has change the course of the match many times.
Faf du Plessis
Former South African Captain du Plessis is one of the fittest player in the proteas side. The veteran South African is the oldest to feature in the list. He has a benchmark for the future generations to come. We all have seen him in the IPL taking spectacular catches on the boundary rope. His fielding never fails to entertain the audience.
Sir Ravindra Jadeja can do anything on the field. He has emerged as an important asset for both India and CSK franchise. His fielding has changed the results of the match many times. He has improved his batting. He gives credit to his fitness for all his achievements.
The pocket size dynamo made his international appearance without a first class game . Warner is considered to be the fittest man in the Australian team. The former SRH captain and Australian vice captain is very quick between the wickets . He is a good spinter. His fielding has saved many runs on boundary as well as in the inner circle.
Fitness is most important for the quicker bowler. Trent Boult , the right arm pacer has not yet been reported a single injury in his carreer. This is just because of his fitness. One of the most consistent bowler is also a spectacular fielder. He has took many blinders for the team. He is one of the top fittest players.
He is a brave bangladeshi player. Most of the Bangladeshi players lack good fitness but he has improved a lot in his fitness. He hardwork on the field and in the gym can be seen on the ground. He started his carrer as a bowler and now he is a prominent batsman in the world. He was the main player when team got into the semi finals of the world cup 2015.
Virat Kohli, the Indian captain has inspired the world for the fitness. He is the fittest among the active players around the globe. He works very hard on his fitness in the gym as well as on ground. He believes that miracles can be done on the cricket field is fitness is maintain. He has set a benchmark for the forthcoming generations. He is world’s best batsman , a great leader, energetic player and a fitness icon. He does not have a off day . He never compromises his fitness.