(Video) Virat Kohli shares insight into growth as a player and athlete

Virat Kohli

Ollie Phillips

Virat Kohli shared a video on his Twitter of him putting the hours in at the gym ahead of India's third Test match with England at Headingley. The video was captioned "There's literally no substitute to hard work", an adage that rings true within the context of Kohli's career. The legendary batter openly admits that he was a little overweight when he first came onto the international scene, eating whatever he wanted and not burning enough calories in training. He decided to turn his lifestyle on its head, and has since reaped the rewards of the hard yards he has put in behind the scenes.