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Virat Kohli gives fitness challenge to PM Narendra Modi, Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli accepted a fitness challenge from sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in which one has to shoot a video of their fitness regime and share it. Kohli nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ex-Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni and Anushka Sharma for the challenge

cricket Updated: May 23, 2018 22:49 IST
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Virat Kohli,Narendra Modi,Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ex-Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni and Anushka Sharma for a fitness challenge.(PTI)

Taking sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign forward, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday gave a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, star cricketer MS Dhoni, and his wife and actor Anushka Sharma.

Rathore on Wednesday urged Indians to shoot a video of their “fitness mantra” and share it. He then did 10 push-ups and also praised Prime Minister Modi by calling him his source of inspiration for staying fit.

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Rathore then challenged Virat Kohli, Hrithik Roshan, and Saina Nehwal to join in and take the fitness challenge forward.

Accepting Rathore’s challenge, Kohli took to the micro-blogging site and posted a video of him doing Butt Plank.

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“I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni bhai for the same. #HumFitTohIndiaFit #ComeOutAndPlay,” Virat tweeted.

Besides them, Rathore’s challenge was also accepted by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, who also took to Twitter to share their fitness mantras.

Other top Indian athletes and stars promptly responded to the minister with a video and message of their own.

Saina Nehwal thanked Rathore for the challenge and posted a video of her lifting a barbell, passing on the challenge to fellow shuttler PV Sindhu, film star Rana Daggubati and cricketer Gautam Gambhir.

Sindhu responded with a video of her doing pull-ups and passed on the challenge to actors Deepika Padukone and Akhil Akkineni and squash player Joshna Chinappa.


Gambhir too was also swift to respond, thanking Saina and posting a video doing abdomen exercises with a cricketing twist.

First Published: May 23, 2018 22:46 IST