Mahela Jayawardene takes a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo, posts an old picture of him endorsing Coca-Cola

Jayawardene shared an old picture of the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner endorsing Coca Cola with an interesting caption.

Ketaki PoleAuthor

Updated - 19 June 2021 03:27 PM

Mahela Jayawardene and Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the spotlight following his Coca Cola incident at a recent press conference which has created a buzz over social media. During the Euro 2020 press conference, the legendary footballer removed two Coca Cola bottles from the table and took up water to highlight that he doesn’t consume carbonated drinks in his healthy lifestyle. This incident impacted the beverage company to a huge extent, as it costed Coca-Cola billions as their stocks went down rapidly. Following this episode, netizens started comparing other cricketers and celebrities who promote the beverage.

On one hand, netizens hailed the Portugal legend for his healthy lifestyle, while they also called out other sports persons for promoting such brands for money. One such Twitter user took a jibe at former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakara who promote the brand.

While Sangakara didn’t react to the post, Mahela Jayawardene was quick to cheekily respond to the post.

Jaywardene shares old picture of Ronaldo promoting Coca-Cola

Responding to the twitter user’s comment on promoting the beverage brand, former Sri Lankan captain took jibe at the footballing legend. Jayawardene shared an old picture of the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner endorsing Coca Cola. “Oops!!! You did it again!! should do the sky dive with out the parachute next time,” he wrote on twitter.

Although Jayawardene made the post in response to the criticism that he received from the twitter user, the caption suggested that he has taken a subtle dig at CR7 on his apparent hypocrisy of removing the Coca-Cola bottles while promoting in the beverage brand in the past. Jaywardene’s response went viral in no time as fans lauded his cheeky remark, though he also received some backlash for defending his promotion of the brand.


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