‘Being vegetarian made me realise what I believed regarding diet was myth’: Virat Kohli

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-10-23 17:03:00

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The BCCI follows the rotation policy across formats but it has now more than 15 Test centres. (Photo: Twitter/imVKohli)

India captain Virat Kohli, who is a fitness icon for many, said that being a vegetarian athlete made him realise what he believed all the years regarding diet was a myth.

Notably, Kohli made his international debut in 2008 as a chubby-faced youngster. However, those days are far behind him as his remarkable fitness transformation is there for everyone to see.

The linchpin of Indian batting, Kohli turned vegan last year. The 30-year-old believes that turning vegetarian has helped him immensely.

On Wednesday after watching Netflix’s documentary Game Changers, 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.”

Game Changers is a 2018 documentary produced by James Cameron, Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. The documentary follows former UFC fighter James Wilks who, while recovering from an injury, travels the world and talks with elite athletes who follow plant-based diets.

Kohli, during the recently-concluded three-Test series against South Africa, became the first Indian batsman to smash seven double hundreds in the red-ball game.

He led India to clean sweep South Africa 3-0. India won the first match by 203 runs, second match by an innings and 137 runs and the final match by an innings and 202 runs.

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