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PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge

Kohli, however, is suffering from a slipped disc now, and is likely to miss his county season with Surrey and the upcoming Test series in England 

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted the fitness challenge posed to him by Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, and promised to share his own exercise regime video soon.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had on Tuesday posted a video on Twitter, speaking about his exercise regime, to inspire others to follow his advice about getting fit. He challenged Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, cricketer Virat Kohli and badminton player Saina Nehwal to post their respective fitness mantras on to keep the challenge going on.


Accepting the challenge, Kohli, who enjoys an image of a fitness enthusiast, took to Twitter and shared his own video. He nominated his wife and actor Anushka Sharma, cricketer MS Dhoni, besides the Prime Minister, to take the challenge ahead.

“I have accepted the #FitnessChallenge by @ra_THORe sir. Now I would like to challenge my wife @AnushkaSharma , our PM @narendramodi ji and @msdhoni Bhai for the same. 😀 #HumFitTohIndiaFit #ComeOutAndPlay,” he tweeted.

In response to Kohli’s tweet, PM Modi tweeted, “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon.”

However, just when the video of Kohli’s exercise regime set the internet on fire, his fans received a disappointing news regarding the cricketer’s health.

The Indian run-machine is suffering from a herniated disc. This comes as a major setback for Kohli, as he may have to skip playing county cricket this season.

He is also likely to miss the Test series in England.

According to media reports, Kohli visited the Khar Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, where he consulted a leading orthopaedic surgeon. At the hospital, he was informed about the slipped disc. The doctors have confirmed that surgery is not required at this stage.

Virat Kohli had decided to skip the maiden Test match against Afghanistan next month to participate in the county cricket as he wanted as much practice ahead of the crucial England series as possible. But it seems the player is now set to miss both – the Afghanistan Test match and county cricket.