The Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli could be seen training while wearing a high-altitude mask ahead of the highly anticipated India-Pakistan encounter. The former India skipper always remains in the spotlight thanks to his charismatic personality and almost superhuman efforts on the field. He is back with the Indian team after a month-long break and has looked great in the first two Asia Cup games.
Virat Kohli scored 35 runs in the opening game against Pakistan, while he smashed an unbeaten half-century against Hong Kong. The Run Machine is eager to get his groove back as he was spotted sweating hard ahead of the vital Super 4 encounter against the arch-rivals Pakistan.
Virat Kohli trains wearing a high-altitude mask
The Men in Blue had a training session in Dubai on Friday as they will be clashing against Pakistan for the 2nd time in the tournament on Sunday. During the training session, the former skipper Virat Kohli was spotted training wearing a high-altitude mask. He was seen doing the sprints wearing the mask as the physical trainer Sohum Desai kept a close eye on him.
It is no secret that Kohli takes his training sessions seriously and this time he has added another method to his regime. High-altitude face masks make you feel what it is like in the hills, where the air pressure is low. These masks create a situation where the oxygen supply is stifled and a very limited amount enters the lungs. By the looks of it, it looks like Virat Kohli is preparing his body to perform better in less oxygen.
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On Friday, Pakistan were confirmed as the 4th and the final team in the Super 4 with a massive 155-run victory over Hong Kong. Meanwhile, India, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka had already sealed their place in the Super 4. Now, Men in Blue have a hectic schedule ahead of them as they will play three games in a span of five days.