Srinagar: Everyday there are new innovations and experts guide sportspersons to try something different in their training. On Friday Team India superstar Virat Kohli was seen training in special way ahead of the high profile India vs Pakistan clash.
Team India held optional training session on Friday at ICC Cricket Academy Dubai. Virat Kohli was also part of the training.
However, Kohli had one of those high-altitude face masks on, one that makes you feel what it is like in the hills, where the air pressure is low. Kohli has been spotted wearing the same masks, but all the previous instances have been while training in the gym. This was one of the rare occasions where Kohli trained with the mask on.
Kohli took short sprints on the grounds. He completed one sprint, took a 30-second break and went at it again, which is a cardio activity that enhances the heart and lung capacities.
The high-altitude masks create a situation where the oxygen supply is stifled and a very limited amount enters your lungs. Ideally, when someone visits the hills, it is advised that he or she doesn’t do much running and instead get the body acclimatise to the conditions.
For Kohli to do it suggests that the former India captain is preparing his body to prepare to perform more in less oxygen, so that once he runs without the mask, the outcome is a lot better.