He does unimaginable things whenever and wherever he wants, and that makes him special . A truly gifted cricketer , a big match player, who has the ability to change the course of the Game upside down. His hard hitting prowess combined by sweet swing of the blade makes him a dangerous opponent. He was instrumental in two of India’s biggest tournament victories – T20 world cup 2007 and ICC world cup 2011. His fielding in early years was like a ninja flying around .Even today when he has aged , he remains agile and aware on the field. Fearless and highly competitive by nature, takes the bull by its horn . Over the years he has motivated himself to do things for his country and his love for the Game is immeasurable. A fighter, who stood the test of time and has come out with flying colors in limited overs cricket. The man is considered to be a match winner by Sachin Tendulkar himself. His return to professional sport after his battle with lung cancer is inspirational, and reinstates his image of a fighter.
First batsman to hit 6 sixes in 6 balls in T20 format
“Man of the Series” in 3 consecutive series against South Africa, Pakistan and England
Man of the series- 2011 cricket world Cup.
Hit the fastest half century in 20-20 internationals at that time
Awards and Recognition
Was awarded a “Porsche 911” car by the vice president of BCCI for hitting 6 sixes
Received Rs 1 crore for his splendid performance in T20 World cup
Off-Field Personality / Brand Image Traits
A true Punjabi who plays hard and parties harder makes him a youth icon. Indiscipline off the cricket ground and insincerity for the game led to his downfall in Test cricket. He is a heart throb and very popular among B-town ladies and girls. His love for Cars , Gadgets , Music and high octane lifestyle are his popular characteristics. Loves glamorous world and always wants to be in action. He never shies away from taking on somebody and is ferocious. A mama's boy, loves home made food . However, his fight with cancer has made him realize the importance of being grounded and not taking things for granted.
Criticized for his Inability to settle down quickly when he comes to the crease and susceptibility to play short balls early in his innings.
Often his indiscipline in his personal life interferes with his cricketing life and many believe that the guy has not made full use of the talent he got . He could have been an ideal replacement for Sachin Tendulkar in test match cricket had he been successful in Test matches. However he is truly a legend in limited over cricket who led us to win in world cups in recent times, performing well with both bat and ball.
List of Brands Endorsed
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