‘I’ve never felt better in my life’ – Virat Kohli on turning vegan
After taking up vegetarianism, Kohli had joined a select group of vegan athletes.
Updated - Oct 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Team India completed a comprehensive 3-0 whitewash over the South Africans to become the first set of cricketers from the cricket-loving country to achieve such a feat against the Proteas. The script at Ranchi was more-or-less the same as what we have witnessed in the first two Tests in Visakhapatnam and Pune.
India batted first and despite losing three top-order wickets in the form of Mayank Agarwal, Chesteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli managed to rack up 9-497 with Rohit Sharma scoring his maiden double hundred and Ajinkya Rahane scoring his first hundred at home since Indore, 2016, before unleashing the fury of their bowlers- fast bowlers- on the hapless South African batsmen.
On a pitch where the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje could not pose threat to the Indian batsmen barring the opening spell, the Indian bolters in the form of Shami and Umesh Yadav outbowled their counterparts with pace, craft, hostility and in Faf du Plessis words relentlessness. And, you could see how fit the fast bowlers were when they were running full throttle.
One of the cultural changes that Indian captain Virat Kohli has brought about in the Indian set-up. And, you can see that in the team. Kohli is the pioneer of fitness and is the torchbearer of the cultural change in Indian cricket. The Indian captain has been on a protein diet for the past few years and just four months ago had declared that he would be turning vegan.
The Indian captain took to Twitter where he mentioned watching game-changers on Netflix and shared how he has never felt better in life since turning vegan. “Saw game-changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realise what I have believed all these years regarding diet was a myth. What an amazing documentary and yes I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian,” Virat Kohli tweeted.
Saw game changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realise what I have believed all these years regarding diet was a myth. What an amazing documentary and yes I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2019
After taking up vegetarianism, Kohli had joined a select group of vegan athletes. “Kohli started this diet four months ago and is feeling stronger as his digestive power has increased. He isn’t missing meat, eggs or dairy,” sources had earlier said.