Indian skipper Virat Kohli is facing the heat for his latest advertisement for Himalaya, an acne removal cream. The ad also features young gun, Rishabh Pant. The commercial video is already garnering negative reviews. It was Kohli who took to Twitter to give his fans a glimpse of the ad. After English cricketer Stuart Broad, Brad Hodge is the latest to take a dig at Kohli. Hodge feels that Kohli does not need to do such things for money and that he is surprised at what people can do for money. “Amazing what people do for money,” read his post.
“I am very excited to be a part of Team Himalaya and be the ambassador for their Men’s Face Wash range. Himalaya is a trusted brand and one of my favourite brands too! I have been a patron of Himalaya products for a long time now. I look forward to a long association with Himalaya MEN!,” Kohli said.
This is not the first time Kohli is facing the ire for brand endorsements. Kohli being one of the biggest brands in the country is an advertiser’s dream.
“I am very happy to be associated with Himalaya. Himalaya has helped people lead happier and healthier lives for over 88 years, and I am proud to be the brand ambassador for the Men’s Grooming range of Himalaya. Youngsters like me are always looking for good products to fulfill our grooming needs, and Himalaya MEN provides the perfect solution for this. Looking forward to a fruitful association with Himalaya MEN!,” Pant said after the ad was out.
India will start as one of the frontrunners in the World Cup that starts from May 30. India plays their tournament opener against South Africa on June 5.