Ever since Rahul Dravid's 'Indiranagar ka Gunda' advertisement for CRED hit the headlines, the credit card payment company never shied away from featuring the other stars from the Indian sports fraternity. After gaining immense popularity by showing a funny part of Dravid, wherein the cool-headed person acted to show his angry side on camera, CRED featured former India players- Venkatesh Prasad, Javagal Srinath, Maninder Singh and Saba Karim- in uncharacteristic roles for its another advertisement.
With the resumption of IPL 2021, the credit card payment app has announced itself again with a way funnier commercial. This is because the advertisement features one of the most introvert persons from the sports field, Neeraj Chopra, in an avatar just opposite to his character. India's gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Neeraj, who generally shies away from speaking to people, showed his amazing acting skills in the video by performing in different and funky avatars.
Alongside his impressive acting, the Haryanvi accent of Neeraj Chopra while delivering the dialogues makes the ad look more entertaining.
Here is the video:
It is worth noting that Neeraj bagged India's first gold at the track and field event at Olympics by throwing the javelin to a record distance of 87.58m in the final at the Tokyo Games. Neeraj, who was already a big name since then, only multiplied his fans and followers across social media, apart from receiving lucrative deals. Neeraj's endorsement fees reportedly saw a 1000% hike post his Olympic gold. His brand value has reportedly risen to such a level that he is just behind Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli.
Neeraj Chopra was recently also seen in the ongoing season of Kaun Banega Crorepati along with India's Olympic bronze-winning hockey team's goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. In the episode, host Amitabh Bachchan challenged Neeraj to speak his famous dialogue from the movie 'Silsila' in Haryanvi. Interestingly, the 23-year-old didn't bog down and gave a gold medal-winning effort here as well while saying the dialogue - "Main aur meri tanhaai aksar yeh baatein karte hain. Tum hoti toh aisa hota, tum hoti to vaisa hota," perfectly in Haryanvi leaving everyone in splits.