Bengaluru: Indian cricket Test captain Virat Kohli and ace women's tennis star Sania Mirza on Saturday advised sportspersons not to eat junk food to stay fit.
"As a sportsperson, I am very cautious of what I eat. I advise sports enthusiasts don't eat KFC, drink unhealthy liquids and eat chocolates, basically everything which tastes well. Say no to junk food, stay away from KFC," Kohli said during the launch of the biggest brand centre of Adidas in India here.
"I also don't eat KFC," Sania added.
Kohli said people should also understand the sacrifices made by the sportspersons in their career and should not criticise them during their failures.
"It is not all about staying fit but also it is about understanding the sacrifices made by the sportspersons to remain on top. People should understand this before they criticise them for failures. They should understand the discipline they follow for 20-long years to remain the best," Kohli said.
Sania said she used to train for six-and-a-half hours when she was 12 years and had just signed up with Adidas, but now she is not able to train that much because of ageing.
"At twelve, when I signed for Adidas, I was training six hours a day. Obviously now I am older and my joints are, you know, a kind of - I have undergone three surgeries. Now I can't train for six hours. But still I try to train for four and half hours every day in the off-season," she said.