Indian Cricket Team is one of the fittest sides in the Cricketing World. It is a preconceived notion that athletes need to eat chicken or other non-vegetarian food to stay healthy. However, not all cricketers believe in this widely prevalent trend. Some try to follow the trajectory of the Vegetarian Diet and break the stereotype. So, let’s look at the Top 10 Indian Cricketers who are vegetarian.
1. Virat Kohli
The Indian Cricket Team Captain is one of the fittest athletes worldwide. Most of the youngsters look up to him as their idol. Kohli follows a vegetarian diet, though he does consume eggs. However, during the initial days of his career, he was an ardent “butter chicken” lover, but with time he made some efficient changes in his diet and turned vegetarian around 2018. It gets said that he was inspired by his wife, Anushka Sharma, to go vegetarian.
2. Rohit Sharma
One of the most excellent openers, Rohit Sharma, provides the team with a copper bottom guarantee of hitting runs in big matches. Hitman is a vegetarian and likes to eat eggs. Also, he has actively taken charge of running a campaign to create awareness regarding the conservation of The Great One-Horned Rhinos.
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara is a significant batsman of India’s Test Team. He likes to take the game slow and steady and believes in tiring down bowlers. He is a pure vegetarian; he follows a lactovegetarian diet. Pujara believes in vegetarianism and also avoids consuming too many spices.
4. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma, the beneficial seam pacer of India’s test team, is a vegetarian. In his younger days, he used to consume chicken regularly. However, the tables turned after Ishant became concerned about his fitness level and turned vegetarian. He was also a part of the Ban Meat Event in 2018.
5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvi, popularly known as the Swing King, is famous for bowling unplayable swing deliveries. He lets his bowling do all the talking. As an athlete, he has to maintain a strict diet plan. He follows a vegetarian diet and confines himself to fruits and vegetables.
6. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin is a living legend. He has more than 400 wickets under his belt. He is nothing short of a magician with the ball in his hands and is known for bowling long spells in Test Cricket. Ashwin has mastered the art of bowling the Carrom-Ball. To keep his fitness game up, he follows a vegetarian diet and doesn’t consume non-vegetarian products.
7. Shikar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, popularly known as “Jatt Jee” among his teammates, gives off a boisterous vibe. Dhawan turned vegetarian in 2018. Once in an interview, he divulged his thoughts on how a non-vegetarian diet brought in negative energy. Henceforth, he adopted a vegetarian diet lifestyle.
8. Parthiv Patel
Patel is one of the accomplished domestic cricketers. He made his international debut at the age of 17 years and became the youngest Test Cricket’s Wicket Keeper. He led Gujarat to its first-ever Ranji Trophy victory in 2016-17. Parthiv Patel is a pure Vegetarian and abstains from eating onion and garlic.
9. Suresh Raina
Raina is one of the finest left-hand batsmen India has ever produced. He is the Backbone of the CSK’s batting lineup. And have always turned up during tribulation. He hails from a Kashmiri pandit family. He is a vegetarian but likes eating eggs.
10. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble was the first Indian bowler to pick ten wickets in a single inning of a test match. He achieved this feat against Pakistan, The Arch Rivals of India, on the 7th of February 1999. He got appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team in 2016. Kumble also comes under the Feature of Vegetarian Cricketers. Irfan Pathan also invited him for a vegetarian biryani feast.