Virat Kohli
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As a fan, you are always eager to know about your favourite sportsman and their every detail. Virat Kohli is one of the sportspersons who is loved by everyone. Recently, while speaking to India Today, in an exclusive chat with Boria Majumdar, he shared how he treated himself after scoring the double ton against England in Mumbai back in the way back 2016.

According to Virat Kohli, after scoring 235, the Indian captain treated himself with a chicken burger but with only one bun.

“On tour, during games, I reward myself if I’ve gotten big runs,” Kohli said in a chat with India Today. “I’ll give you an example when I got 235 against England in Mumbai, which was hot and humid, so day [three], evening, I did not touch anything, I focused on my regular diet, and I was already batting on, I think, 100-plus overnight.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

“And then next day when I finished on 235, I was gone, I was cooked because during the game I don’t like to eat heavy, so I was focusing on bananas and water and a little bit of dal-chawal and so on. So Basu sir (Shanker Basu, then India’s fitness trainer) told me, ‘Tonight, you can afford to eat anything you like,’ but even then I ordered – and I was eating meat that time – I ordered a chicken burger, I took off the top bun – I couldn’t stop myself – I said, okay, one piece of bread is okay, not two,” he added.

“But then I had a big plate of fries, and then I had a chocolate shake along with that because I knew, my body needs it,” Kohli shared.

As far as that Test match is concerned, Virat Kohli scored 235, Murali Vijay scored 136 and Jayant Yadav’s 104 helped India to fight back against England’s first innings total of 400 and in-turn put up 631. Ashwin’s 6 for 55 on the final day showed England were bowled out for 195 in their second innings to hand India a win by an innings and 36 runs.