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Vegetarian or Vegan? Heres what Virat Kohli said about his diet in 2019 – Times Now


Is Virat Kohli Vegetarian or a vegan? Photo: Instagram

Is Virat Kohli Vegetarian or a vegan? Photo: Instagram&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • Virat Kohli recently conducted a Q & A session with his fans on Instagram
  • The Indian skipper was criticised after he revealed that he eats eggs which created plenty of buzz
  • Vegetarian or Vegan? Here’s what Kohli had said about his diet in 2019

Gearing up for the lengthy UK tour, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is serving the isolation period at the team hotel in Mumbai. Since the players don’t have much to do while in isolation, they often take part in interactive sessions with their fans. Kohli also took part in a rare Q & A session on Instagram last week.

The only Indian to boast over 100 million followers on the platform, Kohli opened upon a range of topics during the session. He talked about his game and also revealed why he and Anushka Sharma haven’t exposed their daughter, Vamika, to social media.

A fitness freak, Kohli also revealed his diet while responding to one of the users and wrote: “Lots of vegetables, some eggs, 2 cups of Coffee, quinoa, lots of spinach, love dosas too. But all in controlled quantities.”

Many users were surprised to see eggs being part of ‘vegetarian’ Kohli’s diet and criticised him for consuming the food item. It is to be noted that Kohli is a vegetarian and not a vegan. Many users think otherwise.

After Kohli’s diet became one of the talking points on social media, the 32-year-old clarified on Twitter that he is vegetarian and never claimed to be a vegan.

“I never claimed to be vegan. Always maintained I’m vegetarian. Take a deep breath and eat your Veggies (if you want),” he wrote on Tuesday (June 1) afternoon.

It was in 2019 that Kohli had talked about changing his food habits and revealed that he has turned into a vegetarian and did not make any mention of turning into ‘a 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,” he had written on Twitter in October 2019. There is no mention of vegan in Kohli’s tweet.

Now that he has addressed the issue, the matter seems to be over and the captain will be focused on the UK tour, where India play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand followed by a five-match Test series against England.

Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri will address a presser today (June 2). The men’s and women’s teams will fly to the UK in the next 24 hours. They will have to serve the isolation period in the UK as well.

The India-New Zealand WTC final will be played from June 18 to 22 in Southampton. The five-match India-England Test series will take place from August 4 to September 14.

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