India cricketer KL Rahul has thanked India captain Virat Kohli and Jamaican sprint-king Usain Bolt for welcoming him to the Puma family. KL Rahul took to Twitter to mention that. His post read, “Thank you @usainbolt @imVkohli for the warm welcome to the @PUMA fam. The excitement is overwhelming! Looking forward to being #ForeverFaster @pumacricket.” Also Read - Mike Hesson Throws Weight Behind Virat Kohli, Says India Captain Wasn't The Only One to Struggle in New Zealand

Rahul now joins Kohli and Bolt in the exclusive Puma family. Puma announced a 3-year contract for the Indian cricketer. The Bengalurean will now have to promote the latest product lines across performance and sport style categories.

Commenting on the association, Rahul said, “Choosing to exclusively partner with a sportswear brand is an important decision and we have hit it out of the park with this association.”

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“As a cricketer, I am constantly striving to be one step ahead in the game both on and off the pitch and PUMA, the forever faster brand, shares the same goals and values. It will be amazing to work with PUMA and join their impressive portfolio of athletes and superstars.”

PUMA India MD Abhishek Ganguly said, “Rahul is a world-class athlete who inspires today’s youth with his performance and style. He is a perfect fit for the brand due to his exceptional performance on field, effortless style off the field and his penchant for fitness.

“His personality is in total sync with PUMA’s brand ethos and we are very happy to associate with him and kicking off this exciting partnership together.

Meanwhile, Sehwag had posed a question Twitter a few days back, where he asked for opinions of fans. In an interview with India TV, Sehwag said that he was in favour of Pujara at No 3 over KL Rahul, who was selected over the former in the 1st Test.

The 2nd Test starts on August 9.