Puma has a special gift for Virat Kohli ahead of Mission World Cup 2019
Kohli received a special gift from sportswear giant Puma.
Published - May 22, 2019 5:53 pm | Updated - May 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Team India left for the UK early on Wednesday for their most challenging mission which is to win the ICC World Cup. India will play two warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh before taking on South Africa in their first match in Southampton on June 5. Ranked No.2 in the ODIs, India are being dubbed as favourites by any alongside hosts England who are the top-ranked side at the moment.
This World Cup will be especially challenging for Virat Kohli, even though it is the third in his career. This is the first time that the ace batsman will lead his country at the marquee event and he has already conceded before leaving the Indian shores that it will be his most challenging World Cup out of the three. Kohli will be the seventh captain to lead India in the tournament and his squad features Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the previous captain to lead the Men in Blue in a World Cup and also winning one (in 2011).
However, the 30-year-old Kohli received a special gift from sportswear giant Puma before leaving the country on board an Emirates flight from Mumbai. He had in his kit a Virat Kohli X PUMA Gold Spike 19.1 – a collectors’ edition which is specially curated for him for the upcoming World Cup. The Indian captain will sport the shoes in white and gold which has been dedicated to him by the German brand of which the former is an ambassador.
Kohli took to Twitter to reveal his special footwear which features removable spikes on the bottom sole that match the gold colour. The footwear also has Puma’s EVA midsole that provides maximum comfort along with better stability.
Kohli thanks Puma for the gift
“I am humbled to receive this special treatment from my PUMA family. With a very important tournament ahead of us, I am excited to take the field in PUMA’s custom-made Golden Shoe. I have always loved white and gold and the design truly complements my needs I terms of fit and style,” the cricketer said.
My World Cup 🏆 spikes are here – decked in gold & white! Super excited to show you the PUMA one8 Gold Spike Collector’s Edition! Cheers for crafting this limited-edition pair for me, @pumacricket. 😊 Let's go create history together. 🙌 #PUMAone8GoldSpike @myntra @flipkart pic.twitter.com/4q4wlowtpe
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 21, 2019
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