I do a lot of shadow practice: Shreyas Iyer

New Delhi: With gyms closed during the nationwide lockdown, athletes are embracing unique ways and means to stay fit. As far as cricketer Shreyas Iyer is concerned, the India middle order batsman is using his kit bag to do the lifting.

“I use kitbags for lifting. Then I have a rod in my kitchen (which also helps). I visit the Nike fitness app as well which helps me with fitness,” Iyer said in an Instagram Live chat session.

“My diet has been really good over the years. My mom is an amazing cook — so it is tough to resist what she cooks. But I do keep a check on my diet and I eat healthy,” said the 25-year old.

” I do a lot of shadow practice. I imagine the bowler is running towards me and play 50-60 balls like that. My father also bowls to me in this short area (at home). He has been doing that since my childhood.”