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The Reason Why Virat Kohli Turned Down A Rs 20-Crore Deal Will Make You Respect Him Even More

Virat Kohli is, arguably, the fittest cricketer in world cricket. In the last 4 years or so, he has worked very hard on his body and inspired his teammates to stay fit. Kohli started his career as an overweight boy but soon changed his lifestyle and transformed himself into a very fit athlete.

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He follows a very strict diet and never skips gym. He also keeps sharing his fitness tips with his fans through social networking websites. His close friends and teammates have time and again shared information about his dedication towards fitness and how he always avoids cheat days.


Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in world cricket, across all three formats of the game. In fact, many believe that he is already a legend of One Day International (ODI) cricket and, he still has 8-10 years of cricket left in him. At such a young age, Virat Kohli holds some of the biggest batting records in ODI cricket and many cricket pundits across the world believe he can chase Sachin Tendulkar’s records.

Virat Kohli is also the hottest celebrity in India for brand endorsements. Recently, he signed a 100-crore deal with sports brand Puma and created a huge storm on the internet. Kohli, however, has refused to be the face of Pepsi in India.

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He, reportedly, turned the INR 20-crore deal with Pepsi because he believes that it is not good for health. The Indian captain also said that he doesn’t consume such things and won’t urge others to consume it just because he is getting money.

“When I started my fitness turnaround, it was more of a lifestyle thing initially. If something goes away from that, I would not want to be a part of that or be promoting that,” Virat Kohli had told CNN-IBN. 

“If I myself won’t consume such things, I won’t urge others to consume it just because I’m getting money out of it,” he added. 

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