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Ravi Shastri takes up PadMan challenge, asks Virat Kohli to follow suit

Ravi Shastri challenged India captain Virat Kohli and tennis star Leander Paes to join the bandwagon.

Written by: Akash Khanna, New Delhi [ Published on: February 06, 2018 20:57 IST ]
India captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi ShastriPhoto:BCCI, RAVI SHASTRI

India head coach Ravi Shastri is the latest to join PV Sindhu and Geeta Phogat in the sports fraternity that took up PadMan challenge to raise and spread awareness on menstruation and sanitation.

"Yes, it’s a Pad in my hand. Happy to support rockstar @akshaykumar for breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation. AK, am sure no ball is going to hit PAD (MAN). #PadManChallenge Here I challenge @imVkohli @SinghaniaGautam @Leander," Shastri said on Twitter, along side a picture of himself posing with a sanitary pad.

With this, Shastri challenged India captain Virat Kohli and tennis star Leander Paes to join the bandwagon.

Earlier in the day, India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu accepted the challenge given to her by actor Deepika Padukone and posted a similar picture. 

"Thank you for tagging me @deepikapadukone ! Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand. Periods are normal. Just another day…#PadManChallenge," Sindhu said in an Instagram post.

India's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geeta Phogat also joined in, asking wrestler Pawan Saroha to take up the PadMan challenge.

"Thank you so much for tagging me @soundarya_20 _and yes it’s pad in my hand! Not a big thing... it’s natural! Period  #PadManChallenge @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @Padmanfilm and now i Challenge to my husband @pawankumar86kg to complete the challenge," she said.

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