Dr Indar Tomar, senior scientist and head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) has recommended that Virat Kohli’s boys include special chicken from this farm in their diets. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Dr Tomar said, “Congratulations to our boys, who won the Test series in Australia. For a better performance in the coming years, I have suggested to the Indian team and the Indian cricket board to visit our farm house. We can demonstrate how Kadaknath chickens can fulfill the needs of the players.”
On January 2, Dr Tomar wrote a letter to the BCCI and Team India captain Kohli. “It is known that Kohli and members of the Indian cricket team are eating grilled chicken, and due to the high cholesterol and fat content in it, they have switched to vegan diet,” he said, adding, “As per a report by National Research Center on Meat, Hyderabad, the Kadaknath chickens of Jhabua have less cholesterol and fat and higher protein content compared to other chicken.”
Given this, Jhabua’s Kadaknath chickens could fulfill their requirement of protein in their diets without compromising their health, Tomar stated. Dr. Chandan Kumar, another scientist at the same farm, asserted that the ‘black chicken’ of Jhabua contained all the amino acids and minerals in appropriate quantity and has the ability to enhance the nutrition value in human beings.
“Kadaknath birds are available in different states of India and in countries like China, Vietnam and Indonesia. However, the meat prepared in this part of India is safe. The birds are also resistant to most diseases affecting poultry, there were lesser chances of developing antibiotic resistant to human beings,” Kumar concluded.