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Indian cricket star Virat Kohli has gone vegan, and says the change in lifestyle has improved his performance.

Kohli – who is captain of India’s national cricket team – started his plant-based diet about four months ago, but had been considering the change for years beforehand.

Benefits

According to the Times of India, a source has said that Kohli is ‘feeling stronger than ever before’.

A source also report improved digestion – and said that the athlete isn’t missing meat, dairy, or eggs.

Vegan athletes

Kohli is now one of a long list of professional athletes to adopt a vegan diet.

He’s joined the likes of pro footballer Héctor Bellerín, surfer Tia Blanco, F1 racer Lewis Hamilton, figure skater Meagan Duhamel, and boxer David Haye – all of whom advocate for a plant-based diet.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination....