Mahela Jayawardene takes a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo, shares old picture of Portugal star endorsing Coca-Cola

Mahela Jayawardene takes a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo, shares old picture of Portugal star endorsing Coca-Cola

A Twitter user criticised Mahela Jayawardene for promoting bevarages.

Mahela Jayawardene and Cristiano Ronaldo
Mahela Jayawardene and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo Source: Getty Images and Twitter)

Cristiano Ronaldo has created a buzz on social media by removing Coca-Cola bottles in a recent press conference. Addressing the media during Euro 2020, the Portugal star removed two bottles of the popular beverage brand present on the table. Ronaldo then picked up a water ball, highlighting he doesn’t like the involvement of carbonated drinks in his healthy lifestyle. This small episode cost Coca-Cola billions as their stocks went down rapidly.

Netizens were in awe seeing Ronaldo’s gesture, and they hailed the five-time Ballon D’Or winner for his healthy routine. Apart from this, fans also called out many prominent celebrities who have promoted carbonated drinks and other beverages. One such Twitter user, on June 15, took a dig at former Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara for promoting beverage items.

Mahela Jayawardene shuts down a Twitter user

“Really proud of you @Cristiano !!! We have celebrities those who promote this @KumarSanga2 @MahelaJay,” he tweeted. While Sangakkara didn’t react to the post, Jayawardene chose to come up with a response. Subsequently, the former Sri Lanka captain shared an old picture of Ronaldo endorsing Coca-Cola. “Oops!!! You did it again!! should do the sky dive with out the parachute next time,” read the caption.

Although Jayawardene made the post in response to the criticism, the caption suggested that he has taken a subtle dig at Ronaldo for removing the Coca-Cola bottles, having endorsed the same brand in the past. The post went viral in no time, and the comment section also got flooded. While several fans lauded his cheeky remark, some also criticized him for ‘defending’ the promotion of the beverage brand.

Meanwhile, Jayawardene, who’s one of the finest batsmen to have ever stepped onto the cricket field, retired from international cricket in 2015 and gave a breather to many bowlers worldwide. As of now, he’s an active coach and has mentored many teams. He was last seen in the now-postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, guiding Mumbai Indians. Under Jayawardene, the Rohit Sharma-led side has enjoyed a phenomenal run, and the Sri Lankan star will resume services after the gala tournament restarts in September.