In cricket or any other sport muscle building and strength are the prime most thing and players consider nonveg food as the best source for proteins and muscle growth. Nutritionist too advises consuming nonvegetarian food for the same. But it is not necessary every time as these Indian cricketers proved this wrong. In this article, we will see Indian cricketers who are vegetarians.
Coming from a Punjabi family and a local Delhi boy Virat Kohli was a pure Nonvegetarian before 2018. Virat also in one of the interviews mentioned his love for Butter Chicken but things got completely changed after 2018 as Virat decided to give up all the nonveg things and took a vegetarian diet as his all-time diet for his health reasons.
Cheteshwar Pujara is a pure vegetarian and he never took a nonveg diet for his proteins and muscle growth. Pujara is also famous for his soya laddoos in the Indian team.
India’s skipper Rohit Sharma is a vegetarian as even after so much criticism for his fitness Rohit is one of the most active fielders on the field. Although he takes eggs and dairy products in his diet on regular basis.
Shikhar Dhawan’s transformation to vegetarian is an amazing story as the Indian opener took the teachings of spiritual gurus too seriously and transformed himself into a vegetarian after 2018. Dhawan said that he did not like the negative energy coming from meat.
Born in a pure vegetarian family Kumar is a born vegetarian. Indian speedster never took nonveg as an option to grow strength and muscle.
Pandya after suffering from injuries decided to transform into a completely vegetarian diet to help his recovery in the lower back, arms, and shoulders.
India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is a well-known limited-overs spinner. Before 2020 Chahal was like his many teammates and he was a nonvegetarian but it was in 2020 when he revealed that he has transformed into a vegetarian.
Indian spin wizard Ashwin is a pure vegetarian and never consumed any kind of nonveg food in his career but he mentioned that he used to have eggs regularly.
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