Covid 19 lockdown is driving everyone crazy as it spreads quicker than bushfire. It suddenly looks like people are running out of ideas to beat boredom. Virat Kohli, India’s cricket team captain hasn’t been spared. The captain on Saturday suddenly became a trending topic seconds after taking part in a challenge he started. #TrimAtHomeChallenge keeps Kohli’s fans entertained while urging them to stay at home to prevent the Corona Virus from spreading.In what seemed like a fairy tale scene, the Indian cricket sensation trimmed part of his trademark beard!
Earlier on, Kohli’s wide Anushka Sharma who is one of Bollywoods most popular actresses posted a picture of Kohli trimming his beard. Many of Anushka’s fans didn’t think much of the picture until Kohli posted not a picture but a video of him trimming his beard. The skipper went on to explain that it is important for people to keep themselves busy with things that make them happy. He further added that being well groomed all the time always keeps him in the ‘zone’.
The short video captured the attention England batsman Kevin Pieterson who is Kohli’s longtime friend and fellow cricketer. He went on to take a swipe at Kohli’s new look asking him if the cut gets rid of his grey hair. The two cricketers played in the Indian Premier League and are known to be really close. Kevin’s sneaky comment on his friends new look is by all means timely. It comes just weeks after the two cricketers took part in an Instagram live session that was followed by millions of cricket fans in India and England. Kohli talked in detail about his cricket career and the initial challenges he faced on his first England tour.
Indian cricketers including Virat Kohli have been trying to make the most of their time with their loved ones at home amid the covid-19 lockdown. This comes shortly after the Indian Premier League was suspended following the Corona Virus pandemic.
The hash tag #TrimAtHomeChallenge is still popular among cricket fan in India and partly in England mainly because of Kohli’s influence. It goes almost without saying that Kohli’s wife has also had a hand in the hash tag’s popularity. Pictures of Virat Kohli’s new look now appear on Anushka’s Instagram timeline where they continue to draw interest from both cricket and non cricket fans. Fans of the couple have since shared the pictures close to a million times on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Interestingly, Kohli hasn’t said much about when the ICL will resume. His new look attracted comments not just on how different he now looks but also questions on when the league is likely to resume. While the cricket skipper remained tight lipped on league issues, he casually replied on comments about his new look. This does not come as a surprise as Virat Kohli is one of India’s most social celebrities.
Kohli has in the recent past remained vocal on people staying indoors in a bid to stop the novel Corona Virus from spreading. Through his social media accounts, the cricket star urges cricket and non cricket fans to stay indoors.