Cricketer Pragyan Ojha has figured as a caged tiger in the latest advertisement of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Ojha, a left-arm spinner, playing for Mumbai Indian in the Indian Premier League (IPL) took time out of his busy schedule to speak up for animals who suffer every day of their lives locked up in zoos, a press release issued by PETA said. (Also read: Rohit Sharma hits out at animal circuses in PETA ad)
Ojha is locked in a glass zoo enclosure with parts of his face and arms painted with tiger stripes in the ad and the caption reads, "Save the Tiger: Say No to Zoos".
The advertisement goes on to proclaim, "Save Animals by Protecting Their Natural Habitats, Not by Imprisoning Them in Zoos".
The advertisement was shot by ace photographer Y S N Murthy, Ojha's hair and make-up was done by Mask Raju and bodypaint by Sravankumar, the release added.