Let’s drink to Kohli’s health!

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So, Vi­rat Kohli has spurned the cola en­dorse­ment be­cause he does not con­sume the bev­er­age. Noble in­deed, reck­oned his sup­port­ers, and cyn­i­cism aside, he has in­di­cated what is healthy and what is not.

So­cial me­dia is abuzz with re­ac­tions to Kohli’s thanks-but-no thanks re­sponse to the cola giant. One sports writer re­marked on Face­book: “He cap­tains an IPL fran­chise, Royal Chal­lengers Ban­ga­lore named af­ter a whiskey brand. Does one there­fore as­sume he con­sumes ‘hard’ drinks but is op­posed to ‘soft’ drinks? Strange up­turned world we live in!”

And, a former first-class crick­eter re­marked: “Kohli re­fuses cola when he has enough; Gopic­hand re­fused when he had noth­ing. Not com­par­ing, just say­ing.” As for us, we salute 2001 All Eng­land cham­pion and ace bad­minton coach P Gopic­hand, and let’s drink some good old paani to Kohli’s health and the spurn­ing of the en­dorse­ment deed.

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