Across all the countries, Cricket is the most-watched sport in India and is celebrated as a festival. In a country of 1.3 billion people where every child dreams to become a cricketer, only a few people get a chance to represent their country in the sport. Even though becoming a cricketer is a tough task but it provides players with great wealth to live their life in luxury. Along with playing cricket, many Indian cricketers has had featured in various commercial advertisements that has increased the popularity of the advertisements as well as the players.
From Kapil Dev to Virat Kohli almost every Indian cricketer has performed in commercial advertisements. While some has been related to cricket, some are related to promotions of various brands. In this article, we will take look at the five most hilarious commercials featuring Indian cricketers.
Pepsi- Yeh dil mange more featuring Indian cricket team
Sourav Ganguly-led Indian cricket team was one of the best teams of their generation. They were highly ranked for their on-field performances however once they stole the limelight for their off-field performance by performing together in the commercial advertisement for Pepsi. Skipper Sourav Ganguly along with Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan in the advertisement were having a practice session in a jungle.
In the ad, Zaheer Khan is seen bowling to Harbhajan Singh, who gets out while handing an easy catch to Sourav Ganguly. As soon as batsman gets out, Ganguly calls for a drink break. While everyone went to take drinks, Rahul Dravid is seen telling Harbhajan Singh to practice till they take the refreshment. As the players reached near the Pepsi chiller, to their surprise they saw a lion sleeping there. Zaheer Khan then urges Sourav Ganguly to get the Pepsi as he’s the Bengali tiger.
The southpaw takes Rahul Dravid along with him and as they lifted the Pepsi bottles, six from Harbhajan Singh, who was practising, hits the lion on his head and makes him angry. The players then ran back along with the Pepsi chiller and as they were about to reach the practice area, Harbhajan was seen coming in joy and saying,” Dada Dada apne mera chhakka dekha,” to which Rahul Dravid replies “Superb” and then Ganguly asks him to get the ball back.
Here’s the AD: