Virat Kohli – more than an outstanding cricketer. Kohli is not only winning hearts because of his performance on the field but also for his style statements. Long gone are the days when cricketers were only known for their talent on the cricket ground. Kohli bought in a fresh breeze of fashion with him. From his different hairstyles to his beard styles, this star cricketer and youth idol enjoys being appreciated by his fans for his fashion sense.
Kohli is a fashion icon for a million of people around the world. Virat told IANS in an email interaction: "It sure feels good to know what you wear is well appreciated and liked by all. My sense of style and manner of dressing have evolved over the years. I know what kind of attire looks good on me, and I mainly work around that. It is fun to try out something different from time to time.
"I often work closely with my stylist and share inputs while deciding my look."Virat is on the top of his game and works hard to maintain it. He has become the trendsetter for the youth because of his unique sense of style. He is extremely fit and very focused about his workout regime.
How does he maintain his workout routines while he is playing a series or while he is on breaks?"Whether I am in the middle of a series or on a break, I maintain a disciplined regime. My level of fitness has a direct impact on my game; therefore I train hard and follow a strict diet," Virat said. And he does not take vacations as an excuse to miss the workout.
"While on break, I go to the gym five times a week, and clock in minimum two hours. Even if I am on tour, I still ensure that I exercise for an hour and a half. I do a combination of weights and cardio exercises, and rarely indulge in cheat days," added Kohli, who married actress Anushka Sharma last December.
Recently, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper launched the first performance footwear from the brand evoSpeed One8 for Puma. He says he is conscious about his own footwear.
"I am quite particular about my footwear on and off the field. The right footwear makes a remarkable difference on completing a run or affecting a runout.
"To play long hours in a test match, you need something that will give you cushion and comfort so that you can last for five days. You need stability and protection for your feet to stay injury free as you are playing back-to-back cricket," he said.
However, he is a fan of traditional white sneakers and you can find him wearing those on many occasions.
"I prefer the traditional white colour while batting and I like to experiment with colours when fielding. Off field, I like to keep a neat look. I prefer wearing white sneakers," he added.