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MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli: Indian cricketers who had success in TV commercials

MS Dhoni has ample records in the sport of cricket, while he has also earned handsome bucks through TV commercials. Virat Kohli happens to be the world's best batsman currently, while he is also one of the world's best actors in TV commercials.

MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli: Indian cricketers who had success in TV commercials-ayh
Kolkata, First Published Oct 25, 2020, 4:37 PM IST
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Indian cricketers are great personalities, both on the field as well as on the television. Once they earn the name and fame, they become celebrities, as they are roped in by companies or ad agencies for TV commercials.

While not all successful cricketers are as charming on television, some of them become great hits on the small screen. On the same note, we take a look at five Indian cricketers, who have impressed during TV commercials.

Virat Kohli: The reigning Indian skipper Virat Kohli has a bold look and an aggressive personality when it comes to the sport on the field. However, outside the field of cricket, he is a charming person and has the looks to impress on the small screen. To date, he has been roped in a number of TV commercials, where he has impressed in most of them. However, his best happens to be in the Manyavar wedding costume commercial, alongside his Bollywood wife Anushka Sharma.

Rahul Dravid: The prolific Indian batsman, commonly known as The Wall, was known for his calm nature on the field. However, when it came to TV commercials, he was as nice as he could be. Although he mostly did ads based on serious genres, it was his stint with Kissan jam, where he played the role of being a jam-addict, calling himself Jammie. The ad was a superhit, as Dravid was praised for his funky performance.

Yuvraj Singh: The swashbuckling Indian batsman was flamboyant on the field. Although he had a pleasant look, he did not feature in too many ads. Nonetheless, it was one ad where he killed it. It was for the Birla Sun Life Insurance, where he narrated the emotional story of his battle with cancer. Watch it for yourself, and better keep a tissue handy.

Sourav Ganguly: The former Indian skipper is one of the most respected captains in Indian cricket, having paved the way for a new breed of Indian cricketers. While he was decent in the TV commercials he has done so far, it was during 2007 when during an ad for Pepsi, he reminded fans about what he has done for Indian cricket, as he was outcasted by then India coach Greg Chappell. The ad somewhat carved the path for his comeback to the national side, as he was back by next year.

Sachin Tendulkar: The legendary Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar was a walking record on the cricket field, and was equally impressive in the commercials as well. While he portrayed himself as a true gentleman in the ads as well, it was his ad for Pepsi during the 2003 ICC World Cup, starring Car Hooper and Shane Warne as well, which is extremely hilarious. Watch it out for yourself and prepare to laugh it out loud.

MS Dhoni: Dhoni might a legend in the sport, but the same can't be said for TV commercials. Although Dhoni can present the ad well, he lacks facial expressions. Nonetheless, it was in 2017 when Star India had launched the campaign Nayi Soch, where Dhoni was seen donning the India jersey, with the name of his mother being imprinted on the back. He explains the reason in the most humble way. Take a look.

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