Virat Kohli posts a picture of himself with bruises, but are they real? 

After Virat Kohli posted a photo of his injured face, many fans wondered if the post was real or a marketing stunt.


Virat Kohli posts a picture of himself with bruises, but are they real? 

Virat Kohli posted a photo with a bruised face. (Image via Instagram)

On 27th October, Virat Kohli had posted a photo of his face with bruises, cuts and a bandage on his nose on his Instagram Stories. Along with that, he wrote “You should have seen what the other guy looks like”. The post left fans confused as they wondered if the photo was real or just a marketing stunt? Just a few hours later it was confirmed by Indian batter himself. 

Just an hour after he posted a story, he uploaded a reel which confirmed it was for an advertisement. The reel in question was an advertisement by Puma, in which Kohli is fighting with a man in a Puma costume to get the items he picked up. 

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Kohli signed for Puma as a global brand ambassador in 2017. The deal will run from 2018 to 2025, with Kohli being paid Rs. 110 Crore in this period, making him the first Indian athlete to earn over Rs. 100 crore from a brand deal. He also has his own collaboration with the brand, called One8. with His wife, Anushka Sharma, also became a brand ambassador for Puma, 5 years after her husband.

Related: WATCH: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma play badminton at Puma event, video goes viral

Virat Kohli reveals many teams approached him to go in the auctions 

Since the inaugural IPL in 2008, Virat Kohli has been playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the 16 seasons he has featured for them, he has scored 7263 runs in 229 innings, the most by any player. But Kohli revealed that he had gotten offers to leave the Bangalore based franchise. 

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the only player to play for one franchise since the first edition of the IPL. (Image via ESPN)

Speaking to JioCinema, Kohli revealed that teams in 2011 asked him to put himself in the Auction. This was when Kohli had just fixed his spot in the Indian Cricket Team and was making a name for himself thanks to his great form.

The teams offered him a spot in their top order, while Kohli was batting in the middle order for RCB. He rejected their offers, stating that he wanted to stay in a team that has backed him. Two years later he became the RCB captain and held the post till his resignation in 2021. He remains the only player to play for one franchise since the first edition of the IPL.

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