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Best part about match situation is that you don’t need to think so much – Virat Kohli



“To be honest, I never doubted myself in game situations. Everyone who is human has doubts and weaknesses. Have their negatives. So in practice during tours, if you haven”t had a good session you feel you don”t have that flow,” Virat Kohli said.


“Yes, doubts creep in then and it”s at the back of your mind. Key is to keep going and get into that zone till you feel that it was just distraction. If I believe I am good enough, then I am good enough.

“Best part about match situation is that you don”t need to think so much. You react to situations knowing your role. Negative voices always come off the field when you are not in competition mode,” said the 31-year old prolific batsman.

Kohli added that when he used to watch India matches, he would invariably think he had it in him to chase down the total.


“Honestly, when I was a kid, I used to watch India games and see them lose I would go to sleep thinking I could have won that match. If I am chasing 380, I never feel that you can”t achieve it.

“In 2011 in Hobart, we had to chase 340 in 40 overs to qualify. At the break I told (Suresh) Raina that we will approach this match as two 20 over games. 40 overs is a big duration. Let”s first play 20 and see how many runs are scored and then play another T20 game.”

Kohli also lauded throwdown specialist D. Raghavendra, saying his ability to pump in speeds in excess of 150-155 kmph with the sidearm enormously contributed to Indian batsmen”s improvement against fast bowling in recent years.


“I believe the improvement this team has shown while playing fast bowling since 2013 has been because of Raghu. He has good concepts about footwork, bat movement of players. He has improved his skills so much that from sidearm he can easily hurl the balls at 155 kmph. After playing Raghu in nets, when you go into the match, you feel there is a lot of time.”

Kohli also spoke about how he had to change his approach to batting to suit his requirement.

“I changed because I wanted to hit all around the ground. The static position was making my options limited. My basic funda of batting is that if your hips are in perfect position then you can play any shot. Static position wasn”t working well for me.

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Navratri 2020: Benefits of Fasting You Must Know




Navratri is considered as one of the most auspicious time for Hindus. Devotees offer prayer to Goddess Durga and observe fast during this time.

Fasting has always seemed like too much hard work to a lot of us. And we make it sound even harder when we assume that fasting is basically starvation. Who would want to put themselves through hours of grueling, self-imposed starvation?

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But actually, fasting isn’t quite the same as starvation. Sure, you go a few hours without eating. But you don’t go whole days without eating.

Fasting, if done during navratri  for all nine days can detoxify body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts.

Benefits of Fasting : Here are few of the benefits of fasting.

Helps in Weight loss

Fasting can be a safe way to lose weight as many studies have shown that intermittent fasting – fasting that is controlled within a set number of hours–allows the body to burn through fat cells more effectively than just regular dieting.

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Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Fasting has shown to have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity, allowing you to tolerate carbohydrates (sugar) better than if you didn’t fast. A study showed that after periods of fasting, insulin becomes more effective in telling cells to take up glucose from blood.

Speeding up the Metabolism

Intermittent fasts can regulate your digestion and promote healthy bowel function, thus improving your metabolic function.

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Improves your eating patterns 

Fasting can be a helpful practice for those who suffer with binge eating disorders, intermittent fasting going all afternoon without a meal is okay and it can allow you to eat at a set time that fits your lifestyle.

Improves your immune system 

Intermittent fasting improves the immune system because it reduces free radical damage, regulates inflammatory conditions in the body and starves off cancer cell formation.

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Brings self-discipline

Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary food.

Thus these are few of the benefits of fasting.

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