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Yuvraj Singh becomes the latest cricketer to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge

Yuvraj Singh accepted the Íce Bucket Challenge' from tennis star Sania Mirza © IANS
Yuvraj Singh accepted the Íce Bucket Challenge’ from tennis star Sania Mirza © IANS

Aug 20, 2014

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The much-trending ‘Ice Bucket Challenge‘ has finally entered the Indian cricket team, with Yuvraj Singh accepting the challenge and posting the video of his feat on the social media.

The flamboyant left-hander was nominated to accept the challenge by Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who also challenged fellow tennis players Cara Black , Mahesh Bhupathi, her sister Anam Mirza and Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh. Yuvraj tweeted the video of him getting drenched in ice cold water.

The act, which has gone viral all over the world now, has taken India by storm too. Sports celebrities such as Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Ashwini Ponappa, Mahesh Bhupathi as famous faces from Bollywood such as Rahul Bose, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Hansika Motwani, etc. Other cricketers such as Chris Gayle, Justin Langer, Darren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen have accepted the challenge as well.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity that went viral during the summer of 2014. It involves a person getting challenged to get a bucket of ice-cold water poured over his head or donate money for a charitable cause. While the donations in the USA was for the ALS association, the challenges in the United Kingdom were made in the name of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a sister organization of the ALS Association.

The Ice-bucket is symbolic of the effects of the disease as one tends to feel completely paralysed when one gets drenched in ice-cold water, which is what the patients of the disease experience when they suffer from the disease as they start losing muscle functions throughout the body.

Hundreds of eminent personalities have taken the challenge, including the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

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