India skipper ‘The Run-Machine’ Virat Kohli, legendary for his rank athleticism and his flawless cricketing abilities, has given fitness a new level. Setting a benchmark around the Indian cricket circuit, the 29-year-old has left an example of his unmatched labor for budding sports aspirants around. And weighing in his thoughts on his 'favourite athlete' Kohli hailed Swiss Tennis great - Roger Federer, for his unparalleled shape that he has maintained even at the age of 36. The Tennis legend regained the number one spot in ATP World Rankings after lifting the ATP Rotterdam title in the Netherlands, recently. The decorated athlete was also crowned at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2018, taking his Laureus Awards tally to sixth, the most by any athlete.
Speaking at the sidelines of a promotional event for noted watch brand Tissot, Kohli quipped, "Roger Federer is my ultimate favourite. When he plays it's so beautiful. He has a family now, priorities set, he takes time out of the game without worrying about opinions and criticism of people and then he comes in and wins Grand Slams at 36, he is defying all the logic and that's something I totally love."
"I hate following the norm and he is someone who is breaking barriers on a daily basis and I have huge respect for him," concluded the Delhi cricketer. Kohli is among the six other Indian players who have been rested from the T20I series between India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Wicket keeper batsman MS Dhoni, speedsters Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounder Hardik Pandya were the other five players who were also rested keeping India's tour to England in July this year on the mind.