Over the last few days, Union Minister of State (MoS) Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has caused somewhat of a ripple across the Internet by introducing his #FitnessChallenge, where people post videos of themselves working out in an effort to show how it's possible to five fitness a chance in the hustle-bustle of daily life. And now, Team India skipper Virat Kohli has taken it up!
Kohli, who has been named as No. 11 in ESPN's annual Fame 100 list of the world's most famous sportspersons, was challenged along with ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. While Saina used a heavy dead weight, Hrithik integrated his workout with his commute using a fancy cycle and some of his own branded gear. However, Virat Kohli has gone the way of Col Rathore and used no more than a piece of floor.
Taking up the challenge in a gym, Kohli calls what he's about to do his 'favourite core workout'. Like Col Rathore, he props himself up flat and close to the ground and then begins to pump his legs out-then-in one-after-the-other while giving a count. Effortlessly, Kohli gets to 20, some of the while wearing an expression that gives us a sense that he's so used to this that he has simultaneous head-space for about a dozen other things.
Done with his challenge, Kohli tells viewers to try it out, and in posting it, issues his own set of challenges! And his list of challeng-ees is the biggest ever! There's a Cricket World Cup-winning captain, the Prime Minister of India, and also Virat's better half! Yes, Kohli has challenged none other than MS Dhoni, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anushka Sharma to take up the challenge!
Here's Col Rajyavardhan Rathore's own initial attempt: