Kabali Virus Infects Ravichandran Ashwin, Suresh Raina & Virender Sehwag Too!
Kabali, a new Tamil movie released on Friday starring Rajinikanth, has gripped the attention of cricketers such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina.
- Rajinikanth's new film Kabali released on Friday
- Ashwin and Raina took to social media to express their appreciation
- Both cricketers earlier played for defunct IPL team CSK
The Kabali fever has not just gripped several movie fans across the country, it has also caught the imagination of Indian cricketers such as Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina, both of whom played for the now defunct Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Released on Friday, Kabali is a new Tamil movie written and directed by Pa. Ranjith, starring Rajinikanth as the title character.
The 65-year-old is probably the biggest movie star in southern India. So much so, that some companies have declared Friday a holiday for their employees to get a 'first day first show' experience of the superstar's film.
Both Ashwin and Raina took to social media platforms to express their excitement about the film, posting photos vis-a-vis the movie.
Off-spinner Ashwin, who hails from the Tamil Nadu capital, is known to be a huge Rajinikanth fan. He put up a shot on Twitter from another movie where the hero is a kabaddi player and on the day of a big contest, he could not participate in the game as he had to attend a prayer ceremony.
This was in reference to him playing in India's first Test (from July 21 to 25) against the West Indies in Antigua.
Ashwin has also tagged Rohit Sharma, skipper Virat Kohli, coach Anil Kumble, opener Murali Vijay, Ashwin himself, Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan also take part in the puja.
Three Li 's are in fashion- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2016
Enjoy all 3 today,eat MooLi Paratha and watch Kabali and then KohLi in d evening
Raina, on the other hand, put up the poster of the movie on his Instagram account, saying that the movie was "amazing" after watching the 'first day first show' on Friday.
A photo posted by Suresh Raina (@sureshraina3) on Jul 21, 2016 at 9:16am PDT
Raina has even tried to imitate the 'thalaivar' in the past while playing for CSK in the Indian Premier League.