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Inspired by Kohli, six-pack Sheldon reaps rewards of fitness transformation

Seasoned Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson has reaped big benefits of becoming a six-pack cricketer this Ranji Trophy season and says the inspiration came from national team captain Virat Kohli, someone who has redefined fitness in Indian cricket. The 33-year-old Jackson amassed 800 plus runs for the second year in a row to help Saurashtra win their maiden Ranji Trophy after three failed attempts. Jackson was one of the architects of the triumph with 809 runs at 50.56. The Bhavnagar-born batsman feels the effort that he put into improving his fitness over the past 12 months played a massive role in his consistent run this season. It was actually the Virat story that inspired me. With the exemplary skills that he has, if he still thought he needed to get fitter then we are nothing in front of him, said Jackson, who saw Kohli s fitness regimen from close quarters during his stint with the RCB back in 2013. By his own admission, Jackson was very raw in 2013 but six seasons later, .

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