Currently the most well-known Indian sportsman, especially on social media, Virat Kohli is known for his effective batting style which has proven to be a challenge for any bowler. Recently, Kohli showed a glimpse of his lighter side by taking the popular "helium balloon challenge" while answering questions from fans.
In a video shared on Twitter, Kohli, a brand ambassador of Puma, can be seen wearing a black Puma jacket while holding a white balloon, filled with helium. Kohli then inhales the helium and in a hilariously high-pitched voice, he answers fans' questions.
The first question is about what he does, to which Kohli answers that he plays cricket, which is true but somehow an understatement. Not only does the 33-year-old play cricket, but he is also a very prominent figure in the sport with the ODI team being the only Indian men's team that is not captained by Kohli for the first time in five years.
Kohli then is asked whether he owns a private jet, to which he answers “No, I don’t own a private jet. That is just a rumour”. Then, he is asked if drinks Black Water, he replies, “I don’t drink black water regularly although I have tried it a couple of times. We do drink alkaline water at home regularly”.
The India skipper is asked several other questions but the last one reveals that Kohli is a fan of the Netflix show Money Heist. Kohli is asked whether he has appeared on the show. “No, I have not appeared on Money Heist. Although I do look like the Professor from the series,” he answers.
Congratulating Manchester City and Pep Guardiola
Recently, Kohli also posted on social media a special message for Manchester City and boss Pep Guardiola for the side's winning run in the ongoing Premier League season. It is understood that Guardiola is also associated with the sports brand PUMA.
In the video, also shared on Twitter, Kohli said in true Punjabi style, "Pep, bohot vadiya chal reha hai kam. Tu kam khicheya hai Man city ch, rukna nahi hun, theek hai. Es vaari vi title laike jaana hai (Pep, the game is going really well. You have done wonders for Man City, don't stop now, alright. We have to take this title home again)."
Earlier last year, Kohli and Guardiola engaged in a friendly conversation during a virtual session with Puma. Kohli expressed interest in football, while Guardiola wished him luck for the then-upcoming IPL season.
Kohli and Rahul Dravid-led Indian cricket team landed in Johannesburg last week for the team's upcoming 3-match series in Centurion, starting December 26 in a bid to win their first Test series in South Africa.
Team India arrived on December 16 while the pandemic was worsening all around the world with the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Additionally, the African nation was facing its fourth wave of COVID-19 mass infections.
Cricket South Africa announced Monday that team India's tour to the rainbow country would be played without spectators due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation.
The visitors will face South Africa during the three Tests which will be held in Centurion, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. Team India is missing miss their newly-appointed vice-captain Rohit Sharma who have to stay home due to a hamstring injury. India is also without two premier left-arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel who also have to stay home due to injuries.