Why should one do a viral challenge in the conventional way, when you can give it a twist? Netizens and celebrities have been giving their own spins to the current Internet sensation, ‘The Bottle Cap Challenge’. Opening it with the hand, doing it blindfolded and knocking three bottle caps with one kick, were some of the innovations of the challenge. Yuvraj Singh too went creative by using his bat to do the talking. While the former Team India star's creativity was commendable, he perhaps didn’t realise that the challenge mandates that the bottle has to stand its ground. Not just that, netizens also trolled him for wasting water, with special regards from Chennai.
Nominating two legends Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar and swashbuckling left-handers Chri Gayle and Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh posted his video on Instagram. His special request to Sachin was that he also does the challenge left-handed.
The southpaw hit a lofted straight drive that directly hit the bottlecap, after which the water spills out.
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While it’d probably need a miracle for the bottle to not fall with such a shot, the basic purpose of the task is that the bottle should stand its ground when one performs the roundhouse kick.
Several netizens that pointed out to Yuvraj, while many also poked fun at him by pointing to the water already on the floor to quip that he tried it multiple times before getting it right.
Moreover, many of them pointed out that he had wasted water with his challenge, some highlighting the water crisis in Chennai at the moment. Others urged the nominated cricketers to try the challenge with an empty bottle.