Back in 2008, the world first saw a slightly chubby Delhi lad clad in the light blue national jersey, leading the Indian U-19 side with more dexterity and aggression than was expected from a 19-year-old. Slowly and steadily as the years passed, two things happened to this man. He shed a lot of weight and gained the love of an entire nation! He went through a sea of change that saw him transform from a brash adolescent to the responsible skipper of the Indian Cricket team. This man, ladies and gentlemen, goes by the name of Virat Kohli.
Cricket fans all over the globe are well aware of the innumerable records 29-year-old Kohli has made and broken, the number of times he's carried the weight of an entire nation's expectations on his shoulders and the instances when he's wielded his genius with the willow to guide his side to seemingly impossible victories.
Apart from being a prolific cricketer and an able role model for millions, there are many facets to the talented man that remain unknown to many. Come, let's take a look at 8 lesser-known facts about the Indian captain:
#8 His favourite cuisine is Japanese
Kohli is known to be a fitness freak. From slogging it out at the gym daily to encouraging his teammates to follow better health regimes, the Indian skipper is a stickler for good health. He's known to be extremely health conscious and maintains a well-balanced diet. Hailing from a Punjabi family, Kohli used to have oily foods like Chicken Butter Masala and Butter Roti as a part of his meals in the past. However, once he was selected to the national side, he gave up all these sinful delicacies to develop into a fitter person.
As Kohli has himself admitted in many of his interviews, he likes to have a little bit of everything in his meals coupled with ample exercise and workout, rather than maintain an overly restrictive diet plan. Amongst all food cuisines, the Delhi lad is known to have a weak spot for Japanese food, especially sushi. In fact, he's admitted to having so much love for the cuisine that if given the option, he'd be ready to eat it three times a day.