It is an open secret that the Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli is a fitness freak. And the Delhi-born batsman goes to extreme lengths to keep himself fit and healthy both on and off the field. But does that include drinking 600 ₹/litre water as well? We have all heard stories of Virat Kohli drinking water imported from France which costs fortunes. But are those stories factually correct? Let us find out everything about it:
Virat Kohli and Fitness
King Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers around the globe at the moment. The batsman takes his fitness regime very seriously, and it shows when you look at his athleticism on the field. But even off the field, Kohli makes efforts to stay fit and healthy with regular exercise and a balanced diet. The Indian captain gave up his favourite chicken dishes and has turned vegan a few years ago.
Kohli, as a captain, has set a benchmark for his teammates and every youngster trying to make a name for himself in Cricket. And the results are already there to be seen. Players like KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and many more can be seen hitting the gym regularly. Kohli has well and truly changed the fitness culture in the Indian dressing room.
The Much discussed ‘Water’
But when it comes to dedication, no other player comes anywhere close to Virat Kohli. The Indian captain gives more than 100% for both Cricket and fitness. And he goes a little further in taking care of his body.
It is true that Virat Kohli does drink mineral water which is a little expensive in comparison with water that we usually see in the market. The Indian captain drinks Evian Natural Mineral Water which comes all the way from France.
Although Evian water bottles are available in India in various sizes, they are still a huge luxury and are not available in every corner of the country. So Kohli usually carries the water with him while travelling to the parts of the country where Evian Water might not be available. And from the cricket ground to restaurants, the fitness freak Kohli drinks the same water.
How much does it cost?
Whatever you have read on Social media about Virat Kohli drinking ridiculously expensive water is not false at all. Because Evian water, which is imported directly from France, costs almost 600 ₹ per litre. The packaged drinking water is available in various sizes in India – 330 ml, 500 ml, 750 ml, 1 litre and 1500 ml.
But why is Virat Kohli’s Water so costly?
The most obvious question is, of course, “What is in that water which makes it so expensive?” And we have all the answers for you.
The Evian water comes from the sources near Évian-Les-Bains, which is situated on the south shore of Lake Geneva. It’s one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and is shared by France and Switzerland.
Water which is actually packed in bottles is 100% natural, taken from Evian-Les-Bains region and is not chemically processed at all. Evian water is also one of the most mineral-rich water around the globe. And with 100% of its natural characteristics retained, Evian is one of the most natural water one can drink. The chemical properties of the Evian water, such as the calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and sodium content are also in a better proportion than usual water.
In the world full of artificial and processed water, it is rare to get something as pure as Evian. And that is exactly why Evian Water is so expensive. And Kohli, being a fitness freak, prefers natural water above anything else.
Additionally, Evian uses polyethelyne terephthalate (PET) instead of plastic to manufacture bottles. PET is the most recyclable bottle around the globe, which makes the Evian water bottle even more expensive.