Did vegetarian Virat Kohli eat CHICKEN tikka? Here’s the twist!

Virat Kohli, who abstained from meat in 2018, left many people confused when he posted a photo of plan-based chicken tikka, which made many people think he started eating meat again.

Did vegetarian Virat Kohli eat CHICKEN tikka? Here’s the twist!

Virat Kohli ate plant-based chicken and posted it on his Instagram story (Image via ESPN and Instagram)

Virat Kohli has many times admitted that he was a vegetarian, leaving a non-vegetarian diet in 2018. He did not follow a vegan lifestyle though, and consumed dairy products. Recently the star came into controversy when a fan claimed he had eaten beef, but it was debunked. Now he has once again come under fire due to one of his Instagram stories. 

In a recent story, he posted a photo of a dish on his Instagram story that looked like chicken and captioned it with, “You’ve really nailed this mock chicken tikka.” This left many fans confused as everyone believed he stopped eating meat. But the account he tagged on his story solved the entire mystery. 

He tagged Blue Tribe, a company that sold plant-based meat alternatives. They have various products like plant based chicken nuggets and plant based chicken patty. Kohli had tried their plant based chicken tikka and simply praised the dish. 

Virat Kohli departs for South Africa 

After a vacation in the United Kingdom and United States of America, Virat Kohli has departed for South Africa. Kohli, who requested for a leave from the white ball series, will return to international cricket after 37 days during the Boxing Day Test. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has scored 719 runs in 14 innings on South African shores (Image via ESPN)

Kohli will first play in the intra-squad match between India A and the Indian Test team. It will be a three day first class match which will be played from 20th to 22nd December. He has played 14 innings in South Africa, scoring 719 runs with an average of 51.36. His highest score came in January 2018, where he scored 153 in a losing cause. 

With the T20I series completed, the attention now goes to the upcoming ODI team. KL Rahul will lead an ODI team without Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Shami is also not involved as he battles with an injury. The first ODI is on 17th December, with the match beginning at 1:30 pm IST. 

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