A BCCI report revealed that at least 23 centrally-contracted Indian cricketers, excluding the former skipper, required a visit to NCA for rehabilitation in the 2021-22 season due to some injury or another.
This is a testimony to the fact that Virat Kohli has been the fittest Indian cricketer by a significant margin, and it shows that the BCCI report supports this claim. The work done at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and during the previous season is broken down in depth in the report that was written by the CEO of the BCCI, Hemang Amin.
From a total of 70 players, 23 were members of the senior India team, 25 were members of the India A/Targeted squad, one was a member of the India U-19 team, seven were members of the senior Women’s team, and 14 were players from the states.
To provide some further background, the many players who needed rehabilitation were all younger than Kohli by ten years and had had lengthy periods of layoffs due to a variety of injuries.
The roster includes talents like Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, KS Bharat, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Karthik Tyagi, Navdeep Saini and Rahul Chahar.