5 Cricketers who never promoted Alcoholic Beverages
They never tried to persuade the aficionado to consume alcohol in any way whatsoever and also urged them to stay away from it.
Updated - Jan 22, 2020 10:50 am
A majority of the revenue for cricketers comes through brand endorsements and advertisements. Most of these players are considered to be demi-gods by the fans and have a massive following on the social media platforms. For instance, Indian skipper Virat Kohli now has over 100 million people who follow him across different major platforms. These cricketers are all great social influencers and thus are signed by brands for million dollar deals.
Almost every cricketer who plays at the highest level nowadays endorses at least one brand. In the past, there have been several controversial advertisements shot by these cricketers as well. While most of them sign up with almost every kind of brand, some cricketers have particularly stayed away from promoting alcoholic beverages. They never tried to persuade the aficionado to consume alcohol in any way whatsoever and also urged them to stay away from it.
Here are five cricketers who never promoted alcoholic beverages:
1. Hashim Amla
The first name that comes to anyone’s mind in this regard is South African cricketer Hashim Amla. Promoting beer and liquor is strictly against the religion of Islam and Hashim Amla follows the religious practices stringently. His beliefs are staunch and there was a time when he denied having the ‘Castle Lager’ logo on his jersey.
Since it was an alcohol brand, Amla decided not to endorse the brand by donning it on his jersey. Amla also chose to forego his share of the money that was earned through this sponsorship. Cricket South Africa (CSA) had to comply with his demands and agreed to remove the logo from his shirt. Apparently, he also pays a fine to CSA as he doesn’t endorse the alcohol product.