I was recently browsing TV channels (It’s becoming something of a hobby now) when I saw Rahul Dravid in the Gillette advertisement. While it is not at all surprising that cricketers come in advertisements (actually they tend to consider their cricketing career as side jobs focussing more on advertisements.), what was surprising were the other people in the advertisement:
Whoa!! While Thiery Henry might not be the Roger Federer of soccer, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods are a class apart when it comes to Tennis and Golf. So I was wondering how Dravid even featurd in the advertisement along with these gentlemen. I mean Dravid is a good cricketer no doubt, but you cannot draw parallels between this chap and federer now can you ? Even if it was Sachin Tendulkar, I’d have my own doubts. But Dravid isn’t even India’s best batsman let alone the world’s.
I searched the internet for pictures of the same and here’s what I found:
Photo sans Dravid. Ah, so that’s the deal. They just showed Rahul Dravid between overs in television when cricket matches were being telecasted. Otherwise, he is absent from the campaign in other countries I guess.
Here is a YouTube videos (again Dravid is missing):
Apparently its called ‘Gillette Champions’ and Dravid is featured in Cricket. Here’s the photo I found in their site.
Also, the ‘Fusion Power’ razor is not yet in India. (It’s got 5 blades!! Whoa)