Ravi Shastri has tweeted a photo with a pad in his hand as he took up the ‘Padman challenge’ by Akshay Kumar. This challenge is about breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation. Shastri also wished Akshay good luck for his film as he mentioned in his tweet ‘no ball will hit the pad’.

This also is a social media promotion activity for his movie Padman releasing on February 9. Many stars from the film industry and the sportsmen have taken up this challenge.

Shastri has further nominated Virat Kohli and Leander Paes for the challenge. India will play South Africa for the third ODI on February 7 at Cape town. India lead the six match ODI series by 2-0.