Watch: Dhoni and Kohli troll Ashwin for his Hindi-speaking skills (or lack thereof)
Dhoni and Kohli are seeing taking potshots at Ashwin in the latest, unreleased advertisement.
The camaraderie between MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli, three leading Indian cricketers of the present era, extends beyond the cricket field. This was evident in a recent shoot for a mobile phone commercial, in which the Dhoni and Kohli troll the Indian off-spinner with light-hearted jibes.
The video, which is that of a yet-to-be-released mobile phone commercial, shows Dhoni and Ashwin in their Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) kits, with Kohli in the new Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) jersey. Ashwin is seen criticising the picture quality of a phone, to which Dhoni replies by sarcastically praising his Hindi-speaking skills.
In another video, Ashwin appears awestruck after being offered a brand new phone, to which Dhoni reacts hilariously by saying," Bhool gaya dialogue" (forgot your dialogue).
Both Dhoni and Ashwin, who have played for two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) since the inception of the tournament, have been drafted to RPS following the suspension of Chennai and Rajasthan Royals (RR) due to allegations of corruption.
RPS began their campaign in this tournament with a comfortable win over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), whom they defeated by a nine-wicket margin. However, they faltered in their next two games, losing to fellow debutant Gujarat Lions as well as the struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by seven and six wickets respectively.
Kohli, on the other hand, is enjoying a fantastic run of form which stretches back to the tour of Australia, and had won the 'Player of the Tournament' award in the recent ICC World T20. He has hit half-centuries for RCB in both their games in the ninth edition of the tournament so far.
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The 37-year-old former South Africa skipper is in the UAE to represent his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the remainder of the 14th edition of the lucrative league.
Kohli's announcement comes on the back of his decision to step down as India's T20 captain.