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Cricketer Virat Kohli is a vegetarian.

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli turned into a vegetarian due to a cervical spine issue in 2018.

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli turned into a vegetarian due to a cervical spine issue in 2018.Recently, Kohli joined former England batsman Kevin Pietersen in an Instagram Live video session where both the cricketers discussed various topics. During a live interview, Kohli revealed a reason behind being vegetarian. He said that he left eating meat just before the 2018 England Test series. He got a cervical spine issue, which gave him a tingling sensation, and could not sleep at night. He further said that his body was too acidic, creating too much uric acid and bones got weaker. Hence, he stopped eating meat in the middle of the England tour.

On Oct. 23, 2019, Cricketer Virat Kohli announced via Twitter post that he is a vegetarian. Kohli said that he saw ‘game-changers,’ a documentary on Netflix, which inspired him. He is proud to be a vegetarian diet, and he has never felt better in his life. He also said that being a vegetarian athlete has made him realize that everything that he believed about diet all these years was a 'myth.'

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

Before 2013, he didn't give much importance to his fitness. Therefore he gained weight and lacked stamina during matches, reported Economic Times. After 2013, he diverted his attention and focused on fitness, diet, and training. He is a highly-admired athlete worldwide and is one of his generation's most-disciplined athletes, the Economic Times report read.

Kohli’s wife, actor Anushka Sharma has also been a vegetarian for over four years, and PETA India named her the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2015.

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