After Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina and David Warner enacted Allu Arjun’s ‘Srivalli’ dance step from Pushpa: The Rise, it was Virat Kohli who showed his love for the film on the cricket field in the second ODI against West Indies after taking an extremely difficult catch.
In the crucial match, the former Indian skipper couldn’t perform well with his bat, but he did help the team to win by taking an extremely difficult catch off the batting of Odean Smith. After the catch, Kohli was seen celebrating with the famous hook step of the superhit song ‘Srivalli’. The video, in which he can be seen working his shoulders tilted (like Allu Arjun in the film) has gone viral.
It has been almost two months since Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise has released but the craze around the film simply refuses to die down. Several Bollywood celebrities and cricketers have shared videos of themselves dancing to Pushpa songs or lip-syncing to smash hit lines from the film, especially, “Pushpa, naam sunke flower samjhe kya? Flower nahi, fire hai main, jhukunga nahi (What, you think Pushpa means flower? I’m not a flower, I’m fire. I won’t bend)”. Now, the Internet cannot keep calm with Kohli’s unique ‘Srivalli’ song celebration.
In fact, cricketers participating in the Bangladesh Premier League also celebrated their success by imitating Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa’ step.
After extending its theatrical run and getting an amazing response at the box office, the Hindi version of Pushpa: The Rise has made its OTT debut on Amazon Prime Video. Pushpa managed to set a massive record not only at the box office but has also secured high viewership on the OTT platform. With the massive success of the film, Allu Arjun has become a viral sensation and a hiousehold name across the nation.