In an interesting dietary suggestion for the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh has written a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommending him to give up grilled chicken and switch to ‘Kadaknath’ chicken. In a letter addressed to BCCI and Virat Kohli, the 'Farm Science Centre' has claimed that the chicken that the team players consume contains harmful fats and cholesterol. The centre went on to propose the team to eat the 'Kadaknath' chicken which they asserted to be low on fat and cholesterol and high on iron and protein.
The letter, shared by news agency ANI reads:
“It has been known by the media that Virat Kohli and other players of India cricket team are eating Grilled Chicken in their diet. But due to higher quantities of cholesterol and fat in Grilled Chicken, you have stopped it in your diet and adopted a vegan diet.”
“Krishi Vigyan Kendra Jhabua (Kadaknath Research Centre) want to suggest Virat Kohli and BCCI that in the meet of Jhabua’s Kadaknath chickens the cholesterol and fat are very low with higher protein and iron content as per report of National Research Centre on Meet Hyderabad. Therefore, you and your team members can fulfil your chicken requirement by Jhabua’s Kadaknath chickens.”
Apparently, the ‘Kadaknath’ is an Indian breed of chicken local to Jhabua and Dhar districts of western Madhya Pradesh.
As per earlier reports, Virat Kohli revealed that he has switched to a vegan diet for improved fitness and health. He had adopted a strict diet and workout plans after giving up butter chicken as a part of his fitness regime.