Yuzvendra Chahal follows Virat Kohli; reveals he is vegetarian
Yuzvendra Chahal has followed his captain Virat Kohli and turned vegetarian. This was revealed by the leg-spinner on Instagram live session
Bengaluru: India’s leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has followed in the footsteps of his captain Virat Kohli and has turned vegetarian, the cricketer revealed on Monday (May 4).
As India is under a lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Indian cricketers are spending time with their families at home. Several cricketers have done Instagram live sessions and Chahal too interacted with Bollywood actress Archana Puran Singh today.
Archana, who is popular for her appearance in The Kapil Sharma Show, was in conversation with Chahal. During the live session, Chahal said he had turned vegetarian seven months ago and also revealed that all in his family are vegetarian.
Last month, Kohli had revealed that he had to give up on eating mead due to a medical condition. He was talking to former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Instagram live session when he spoke about this.
“I left eating meat just before the England Test series. In 2018, when we went to South Africa, I got a cervical spine issue while playing a test match. It compressed a nerve that was running straight till my little finger of my right hand. It gave me a tingling sensation and I could barely feel my little finger. I could not sleep at night and it was hurting like mad,” Kohli had said.
“Then I got my tests done and my stomach was too acidic and my body was too acidic, creating too much uric acid. Even though I was taking calcium, magnesium, everything but one tablet was not sufficient for my body to function properly. So, my stomach started pulling calcium from my bones and my bones got weaker. That is why I stopped eating meat completely in the middle of England tour to cut down the uric acid and I have never felt better in my life, to be honest,” he added.
Both Chahal and Kohli play for the same IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Kohli is the captain of the franchise. This year's IPL has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus.