The Independent – UK – The Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and prime minister Narendra Modi are among scores of celebrities, sports personalities and politicians taking part in a new fitness craze that has taken the country by storm.

Summary

  • The Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and prime minister Narendra Modi are among scores of celebrities, sports personalities and politicians taking part in a new fitness craze that has taken the country by storm.
  • Twitter users have been posting videos of their favourite workouts, varying from press-ups and planks to yoga stretches, and then issuing a “#FitnessChallenge” to others.
  • After performing an impressive set of press-ups, Mr Rathore wrote: “Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media.”
  • He in turn nominated the prime minister – and Mr Modi responded, writing: “Challenge accepted, Virat!
  • He is a devotee of yoga, sharing a number of his own pictures and videos showing his exercises in the past, and during his tenure has made a major event out of International Yoga Day on 21 June.


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