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  • Nasima Akter

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Spotted Playing Badminton

Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma surprised fans in Bengaluru with a spontaneous badminton face-off on Monday. The event was organized by PUMA India as part of their Let There Be Sport campaign, which aims to promote sports and fitness as valuable and critical life skills.

Virat and Anushka dropped by a premium residential society in the city and teamed up to play a friendly mixed doubles badminton match against two lucky residents. The game was not only fun and competitive, but also conveyed a powerful message of incorporating sports and fitness into daily life.

The Managing Director of PUMA India and Southeast Asia, Abhishek Ganguly, also stated that sports and fitness should be integrated into our culture, curriculum, and everyday lives as valuable and critical life skills. As a brand, PUMA is constantly creating fresh and offbeat ways to connect, engage and inspire audiences more deeply. The event with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma was a perfect example of this.

Statements on the Event

Virat and Anushka are youth icons, and their on-the-spur interactions with locals at the co-working space and the residential society will create awareness and encourage people of all ages to take up sports and fitness. Virat emphasized that sports have to be an integral part of everyone's life, and he hopes that many will be motivated and inspired to take up sports and fitness as a life skill.

Anushka commented that PUMA's Let There Be Sport campaign was the need of the hour, and equal importance should be given to sports in schools and colleges. She also enjoyed taking up fitness challenges and playing a spontaneous badminton match with Virat and the residents.

PUMA India's Let There Be Sport campaign reinforces that only sports hold the power to transcend socio-economic and gender barriers to unite people on a single platform. It motivates people to take up sports and physical activities and highlights the significance of sports in daily life.

What Else Happened

In addition to the badminton game, the couple sneaked into an office and played games to encourage people to engage in physical activities during their hectic office schedules.

Several photos and videos of the couple have surfaced online, where they are seen having fun and interacting with fans. Anushka shared a video of her and Virat at the co-working space, and talked about the importance of pursuing sports at a young age to stay fit in the longer run.

Earlier in the day, Anushka shared a video of herself and Virat dancing in a gym, which ended up in laughter as Virat failed to keep up with her.

Outside of the event, Virat Kohli has been in outstanding form in the IPL 2023, scoring 279 runs in seven matches, placing him fourth on the list of all-time run scorers. Royal Challengers Bangalore have won four out of seven matches in the IPL 2023 while losing three. Kohli's dedication to fitness and sports is undoubtedly contributing to his success on the field.

Overall, Anushka and Virat's visit was a great way to send a message about the importance of sports and fitness.


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