19/06/2024 12:12 AM


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Delhi Pacer Recalls How Kohli’s ‘Mutton Roll Love’ Got Them In Trouble

Virat Kohli is the epitome of fitness and not even his critics can deny the fact that he is the fittest Indian cricketer in the current team. 

Kohli takes extreme care of his diet and workout regime to stay in the best possible shape in a bid to perform to the best of his abilities day in and day out. 

However, being a West Delhi boy, Kohli was always fond of food and was not too serious about his diet from the beginning of his professional career and only started taking his fitness seriously when he had an ordinary season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2012. 

It was then the former India captain decided to take his fitness to another level and he has not looked back since. 

The 33-year-old used to gorge on a lot of street food and has expressed his love for Chole Bhature on a number of occasions. Before turning vegetarian and cutting on meat in his diet due to a cervical spine issue, Kohli used to be fond of chicken and mutton rolls. 

His love for non-vegetarian food nearly got him and his Under-19 teammate from Delhi Pradeep Sangwan in trouble when the duo was in South Africa. 

Kohli heard about a place from someone that used to serve mouth-watering mutton rolls but the area was considered dangerous by the locals.

That warning didn’t affect Kohli who took Sangwan with him to that place and ate but they were chased by random people. However, the duo safely reached back to their place. 

“He (Kohli) had been my room partner for seven-eight years in junior cricket. He used to love food, street food especially. He was a foodie, korma roll, chicken roll were his favourite. We were in South Africa with the India under 19 team, and someone told him that you get nice mutton roll at some place, but it’s not in a secure neighbourhood. Our driver too told us that food is nice but recently some fight took place around there and someone chopped someone’s hand there. I got scared, but he said, ‘chal yaar, wahan chalenge’ (no biggie, dude, let’s go) and he took me there too,” Sangwan wrote in his column for the Indian Express.

“We ate and few random guys chased us, but we just drove our car back and only stopped after reaching our place,” he added. 

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The Delhi pacer also said that they used to tease Kohli for his chubbiness but he took his fitness to another level and went on to become one of the best match-winners for India in international cricket.