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Netflix documentary inspires Virat Kohli, says he is proud to turn vegetarian

During media interactions before, the Indian skipper said he was fond of chicken.

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Updated: Oct 23, 2019, 11.09 AM IST
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Virat Kohli is a highly-admired athlete around the world, and one of the most-disciplined athletes of his generation. (Image: AFP)
NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, Team India skipper Virat Kohli made a revelation on social media. While discussing his fitness mantra, and he said he is a proud vegetarian.

The cricketer took to Twitter to confirm the news. He wrote, "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."


During his initial days of international cricket, Kohli had admitted several times during media interactions that he was fond of chicken.

Before 2013, the 30-year-old batsman didn't give much importance to his fitness. As a result, he gained weight, and lacked stamina during matches.

After 2013, Kohli intentionally shifted his focus to fitness, diet, and training. Now, he is punctual about his diet which has given him a different character on and off the field. His wife, Anushka Sharma, has been a vegetarian for over four years, and PETA India named her the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2015.

He is a highly-admired athlete around the world, and is one of the most-disciplined athletes of his generation.

India created history on Tuesday as they defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs to clean sweep 3-0 for the first time.

In the series, Kohli scored 317 runs. He also became the most successful Indian Test captain as he surpassed MS Dhoni after the win against West Indies in Jamaica.

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Recently the Indian captain made headlines for his reading choice during the opening Test between India and the West Indies.Team India captain Virat Kohli wears many hats – batsman, model, fashion curator - but one title that few associate with him is bookworm. When he’s not playing cricket, practising his swing or hitting the gym, the right-handed batsman loves to relax with a good book, as evidenced by this tweet.We take a look at some of the books that make the ‘nerd’ in Kohli happy.(Image: Twitter/ViratKohli)
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