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Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant trolled on social media after duo star in new TV commercial

The two cricketers also rapped in the video, which was uploaded on social media by Virat Kohli.

cricket Updated: May 18, 2019 08:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli (R).(Video screenshot/ Virat Kohli Twitter)

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant were on the wrong side of brutal trolling on social media after the duo were seen together in a new advertisement.

The two cricketers also rapped in the video, which was uploaded on social media by Kohli himself. His post read: “Watch me and @RishabPant777 team up to take care of the one problem that keeps coming back. PIMPLES.”

Following this post, social media users poked fun at the two Indian cricketers for rapping in the commercial. England cricketer Stuart Broad also got involved and wrote: “I genuinely believe @josbuttler & @benstokes38 would be excellent ambassadors for this brand. Please contact @phoenixmg3.”

However, other users weren’t this considerate as they trolled Kohli and Pant incessantly after the video was shared on Twitter.

After a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign that saw his team Royal Challengers Bangalore crash out of the league stage itself, Virat Kohli is now gearing up to lead Team India at the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.

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As for Rishabh Pant, he won’t be boarding the plane for England as he was left out of the 15-member Indian squad by the selectors.

“In pressure situations, he’s (Dinesh Karthik) shown composure,” Virat Kohli told TOI. “It was something that everybody on board was convinced about.

“He has the experience. If, god forbid, something happens to MS (Dhoni), Karthik can be immensely valuable behind the wickets. As a finisher, he’s done well.

“So, it was the overall exposure to a tournament of this magnitude that was taken into primary consideration.”

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The showpiece even begins on May 30 where England take on South Africa in the first match at the Oval. As for the ‘Men in Blue’, they will lock horns against South Africa in their first match of the tournament on June 5.

First Published: May 17, 2019 11:35 IST