Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli stressed in a tweet that he is a vegetarian not vegan as many believed due to media hype.
Virat took to the Twitter to inform people that he had never claimed to be a vegan, stressing that he has always maintained that he was a vegetarian.
During a question-and-answer session over social media, he informed that he consumes egg white, among other things, in his diet.
In a tweet he wrote; “I never claimed to be vegan. Always maintained I’m vegetarian. Take a deep breath and eat your Veggies (if you want)”.
I never claimed to be vegan. Always maintained I’m vegetarian. Take a deep breath and eat your Veggies (if you want 😉)💪😂✌️
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 1, 2021
Indian skipper answered a lot of interesting questions on Saturday during the session, ranging from his diet to quarantine routine to his bond with former India skipper MS Dhoni.
Have seen your old videos and one live session with Pietersen on diet issue. You’ve always said vegetarian and not vegan. However media has been reporting vegan since 2018. Egg is veg/non veg is debatable. Most credible org incl medical ones classify it as veg. With you on this.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) June 1, 2021
“Train once a day. Spend time with family. Pretty normal.” Kohli said while answering a fan when he was asked about his routine during quarantine.
Given the kind of high fitness standards, Kohli has set for himself and others, it was only normal that many fans, who idolize him, are intrigued about what he eats.
He was asked about his diet during the session and he revealed that it mainly comprises “lots of vegetables, some eggs, 2 cups of coffee, dal, quinoa, lots of spinach, love dosa too”.
In the end, he also highlighted that it is important to make sure that whatever he consumes is in “controlled quantities”.
In September 2019, Kohli had praised a documentary which celebrates plant-based eating and added that he never felt better in his life since he turned vegetarian.
“Saw Game Changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realize 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,” Kohli had tweeted.