Virat Kohli turns smart again, turns down multi-crore sponsorship deal

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has been the motivational factor for several sports persons and young generation as well.

Fitness freak Virat Kohli had previously stated that he would never ask his players to do something which he cannot do first, and keeping in line with his belief, the Indian captain has now rejected a multi-crore deal offer to promote an aerated drink.

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“I first convince myself I can do it and only then ask my teammates to go for it,” Kohli had said. “If I myself won’t consume such things, I won’t urge others to consume it, just because I am getting money out of it. When I started my fitness turnaround, it was more of a lifestyle thing initially. “If something goes away from that, I would not want to be a part of that or be promoting that,” said Kohli in an interview earlier.

Kohli credits the drastic turnaround that he underwent to the assistance and guidance of Shankar Basu, with whom he has worked in the Indian team set-up as well as at Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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