Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli interacted virtually during the Fit India Dialogue on the 1st anniversary of the Fit India movement. Several fitness enthusiasts across India attended the session. Modi inquired Kohli about his fitness mantra and also about his diet considering he is a sportsperson.
During the conversation, the Prime Minister of India candidly asked Kohli whether Delhi’s Chole Bhature business is not hit because he has been staying away from his favourite food.
The Indian captain has, earlier, many times mentioned that Chole Bhature was his go-to food menu during his younger days but he gave up eating street food to maintain his fitness.
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Virat Kohli replied that he was a big street foodie but he changed his diet when he realized that the sports demanded him to be fit and health-conscious. He stated that if the player doesn’t work on his fitness, he would be left behind in the fast-paced nature of the world.
“We were discussing a few minutes back, our native diet, the food from our region, I have noticed we have not had any health issues with it. From my own experience, I have seen my grandmother, she is very healthy. She eats simple home-cooked food. When I was growing up, I used to eat a lot of street food. Whenever I used to go play, I used to eat outside a lot. From a health point of view, I realized it wasn’t good,” Virat Kohli said.
“Physical fitness and diet, focussing on these things brought about the changes in me. Just like our sport, our lives have also gotten faster and demanding. If we are not keeping up with it, then we will be left behind,” he added.
Currently, Virat Kohli is in Dubai to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.