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Virat Kohli © Getty Images (file photo)

Promotion for the Ramalinga Gram Panchayat elections has reached levels hitherto unknown. Vitthal Ganpat Ghavate, a candidate for the post of Sarpanch, put up a banner claiming Virat Kohli‘s presence at the rally on May 25. Hoardings were put up across the state as the word spread like wildfire. This was obviously a hoax. Kohli was probably not even informed. A doppelganger was invited instead, and to be fair, he did did fool a few. A Twitter handle posted a photo of the same with the words “So this actually happened. They put up an election rally ad saying Virat Kohli is going to campaign for us and they actually fooled public by bringing a lookalike of Virat Kohli”

As for Kohli, he is nursing a neck injury that he suffered during IPL 2018. The injury forced BCCI to cancel his Surrey stint as he is busy preparing himself for the upcoming England tour.