Shaheen Afridi in new Pepsi ad? Watch Pakistani pacer dropping major hint
Shaheen Afridi was seen in an advertisement shoot donning Pakistani jersey. Netizens speculate it is for the new Pepsi ad for the World Cup
Over the past 20 years, Pepsi and cricket have been synonymous, more so when the World Cup comes around. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and Virat Kohli have been poster boys of Pepsi ads. However, bucking the trend this year, it seems Pepsi have roped in Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi as the brand ambassador for their World Cup 2023 campaign.
The Pakistan pacer was seen in rehearsing a few lines for an advertisement shoot, and netizens are speculating it is for the new Pepsi ad. Shaheen donned the Pakistani team jersey for the shoot and was giving poses. Seeing the viral video, one of the netizens commented, “Swag on the field, swag off the field. Another user commented, “Face of Pakistani cricket.” While another one commented, “Hero.”
To note, Shaheen has featured in a lot of advertisements, but this would be the first time if he turns out for Pepsi. There is no official information yet, that the left-hand bowler’s photoshoot was for a Pepsi advertisement. Speaking about the Pakistan team, they played their first warm-up match against New Zealand and lost by five wickets. Pakistan will play another warm-up game against Australia on October 3.
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Shaheen Afridi: Shaheen Afridi-powered Pakistan aim to fix combinations against Australia in their second warm-up game
While the first game did not go as per plan, Pakistan would be aiming to perform much better against Australia. Shaheen did not bowl any overs against New Zealand owing to workload management. But, the 24-year-old is likely to feature against Australia in the next game. Shaheen is one of the key players for Pakistan in the World Cup squad. The pacer has the ability to swing the ball both ways and is also potent with the new as well as the old.
This will be the second edition of the World Cup that Shaheen will be part of after playing one in 2019. Pakistan begin their WC campaign against Netherlands on October 6.