India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said that he has never claimed to be a vegan. Kolhi’s response came after he was being trolled over egg diet, following an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Instagram on Monday.
“I never claimed to be vegan. Always maintained I’m vegetarian. Take a deep breath and eat your Veggies (if you want),” Kohli wrote in Twitter.
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
During the Ask Me Anything’ session, Kohli was answering fans’ questions ranging from the meaning of his daughter’s name to some core cricketing topics.
When a fan asked Kohli about his diet, the India captain answered: “Lots of vegetables, some eggs, 2 cups of Coffee, quinoa, lots of spinach, love dosas too. But all in controlled quantities.”
Interestingly, Kohli had earlier claimed he had turned completely vegan and hence the presence of eggs in his diet has left fans confused. His wife, Anushka Sharma, is a vegan and Kohli himself had admitted that she played a role in this dietary transformation in his life. Other than Anushka, Kohli had also mentioned a few ‘health reasons’ behind this change during an Instagram chat with former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
“I had a cervical spine issue which resulted in a tingling sensation in my little finger, making it difficult for me to bat. It happened around the Centurion Test in South Africa in 2018. Moreover, my stomach became a bit acidic, my uric acid went high and my stomach started pulling calcium from the bones which actually resulted in the spine issue. Hence, I had to cut down on meat and now I feel better than ever,”Kohli had said during the chat.