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First-of-its-kind Fanbox to give fans unprecedented access to the ace cricketer – Virat Kohli.

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MUMBAI, APRIL 25, 2016: Indian cricketer – Virat Kohli, Cornerstone Sport and Priviplex, a startup developing solutions for connecting global  celebrities with their fans, today launched Virat FanBox – the ultimate must-have kit for Virat‘s fans and admirers. It (Virat FanBox) offers direct and unprecedented access to Virat himself, both online and in real life, and is developed by PriviPlex in partnership with Virat Kohli.

The Virat FanBox comes loaded with the following features:

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  • A one-year subscription to Virat FanBox club, a highly-exclusive fan club that gives its members unprecedented access to Virat, both online and in real life.
  • Moto G Turbo Virat Kohli edition smartphone: a state-of-the-art smartphone carrying Virat‘s emblem, designed and manufactured by Motorola.
  • A miniature bat autographed by Virat Kohli.
  • A welcome letter signed by Virat Kohli.

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Speaking at the launch, Virat Kohli said, “As a cricketer, I feel genuinely blessed with all the love and support I get from my fans. The Virat FanBox is my endeavor to get closer to my fans than ever before; to connect and chat with them online and meet them in real life. I am excited and looking forward to engaging and interacting with the Virat FanBox club members via the app.”

The Virat FanBox membership is the best way for a fan to get up close and personal with Virat Kohli for the following reasons:

  • Virat will regularly share latest and exclusive updates with the club members on the Virat FanBox app.
  • Information and updates related to Virat will frequently be made available exclusively to Virat FanBox club members via the app.
  • Virat FanBox club members will get a chance to meet Virat in real life at special meet-ups across multiple cities in India.
  • Virat FanBox club members will get the opportunity to participate in live and private chats with Virat via the app.
  • Virat FanBox club members will get exciting rewards and offers on irresistible products and services for one year.

Upmanyu Misra, Co-founder of Priviplex said, “Virat shares a strong bond of love and trust with his legions of fans and we have developed the Virat FanBox to strengthen this bond even further. The FanBox will enable Virat to stay connected with his fans on a real-time basis.”

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Ahmed Arab, Co-founder of Priviplex said,”FanBox is a first-of-its-kind fan club membership concept. The direct access to Virat himself that the fans will get is unheard of. We are really excited to be the first company in the world to enable such intimacy between the fan and the celebrity.”

Moto G Turbo Virat Kohli Edition:

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe Virat emblem branded Moto G Turbo Edition is designed to match his fast pace. It comes with a TurboPower charger for quick charging, an ultra-fast Snapdragon Octacore processor,G LTE and IP67 rated protection to keep your phone safe from water and dust.

Amit Boni, General Manager, Motorola India said, “Motorola is glad to have partnered with Priviplex to help bring Virat‘s fans closer to him. We are certain that the specially designed Moto G Turbo in the Virat FanBox is going to give his fans a unparalleled mobile experience to connect with him on the go.”

The Virat FanBox is priced at INR 16,999/- and will be available for purchase from the first week of May. More information is available at viratfanbox.com.

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Starting their VIVO IPL Campaign in their stunning new jersey, Virat Kohli led – Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the toss and were put in to bat by Sunrisers Hyderabad and the home crowd at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a runs galore later.

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Virat Kohli (Runs: 75, Balls: 51, Fours: 7 & Sixes: 3 At The Strike Rate Of 147.06) And AB de Villiers (Runs: 82, Balls: 42, Fours: 7, Sixes: 6 At The Strike Rate Of 195.24) Contributed 157 Runs Together For The 2nd Wicket Partnership.

BENGALURU: Sunrisers Hyderabad proved their decision of winning the toss and putting in Royal Challengers Bangalore by dismissing Chris Gayle cheaply at the early stage of the game but it seemed as if Skipper Virat Kohli had some other plans at the end.

Rubbing off the disappointment of missing out on Gayle Storm, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium greeted their 360° Superstar – AB de Villiers and he paid them back by building a whooping 157 runs stand along with Virat Kohli.

There was no dull moment for Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers as the scoreboard was ticking at a decent rate. AB de Villiers scored a brilliant 82, which was followed by Virat Kohli‘s responsible knock of 75 runs.

Just when Sunrisers Hyderabad wished for a moment of peace after somehow getting the wickets of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli respectively, the pocket-sized dynamite – Sarfaraz Khan and experienced Watto tore their bowling attack by scoring a quick-fire 19 runs off 8 balls 35 runs off 10 balls respectively, which sailed Royal Challengers Bangalore to set a mammoth target of 228 runs.

Chasing a never-chased-before target was always a tough ask for Sunrisers Hyderabad and nobody seemed to be in the game for chasing it except their Captain – David Warner, who scored a lightening fast half-century but failed to stay till the end, which resulted in Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s 45 runs win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  • VIRAT KOHLI AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION:

“We lost the toss. Didn’t get to do what we wanted, see how the wicket played out. But it was a good effort to get close to 230. Bowlers did a very good job after they got off to a good start. Watson has that experience in the middle, and Warner‘s wicket helped. Rasool is a deceptive bowler, we saw in the nets that he was troubling the batters. His trajectory of the ball is such that he can fox the batsman with change of pace. Parvez was the standout bowler for me today. Chahal as well did a good job, he went for a few today but as long as he keeps getting me 2-3 wickets in the middle, it’s fine. AB was fantastic and we’ve had a big partnership in Bombay [last season] as well. He took the pressure off me and started hitting the ball like only he can. Pleasure playing with him.”

  • MAN OF THE MATCH – AB DE VILLIERS AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION:

“Absolutely love playing here. The crowd always gets behind us. Pleasure batting with Virat and enjoyed myself. We love running between the wickets. I love batting at 3 and gives me time to read the game. I have been scratchy in the last few weeks, even in the nets I felt horrible. It comes down to what you do in the middle. The bowlers have played together for quite a few years. One or two guys, a guy like Shane Watson coming in and Milne, who has been injured for the last 2 years. All of a sudden it looks like a very good combination of youth and experience. Some very good signs for this season. Kolkata came back from 5 losses in a row, but it’s never happened again. So it’s important to start well. Hopefully we’ll take this into the next few games.”

Royal Challengers Bangalore are always known for starting off the tournament of high, but hope so this time, they will be able to keep up the moment throughout and erase that ‘chokers’ tag forced on them as the VIVO IPL progresses!

The second clash of VIVO Indian Premier League witnessed a low-scoring scenario as Kolkata Knight Riders put in Delhi Daredevils to bat first after winning the toss and later, wrapped them up at a handful score of just 98 runs with Andre Russell and Brad Hogg leading the pace and spin department from the front respectively.

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Andre Russell (Overs: 3, Maidens: 0, Runs: 24, Wickets: 3 At The Economy Rate Of 8.00)

KOLKATA: Breaching Kolkata Knight Riders at their fortress – Eden Gardens is one of the toughest thing to do and last night was no different when Captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to put in Delhi Daredevils to bat first, knowing the conditions thoroughly and later what everyone witnessed was a disaster.

The start of Delhi Daredevils‘ innings was not as bad as it’s climax. Quinton de Kock started off well as he is known for but things never really seemed to be in DD‘s favor once they lost his wicket.

Kolkata Knight Riders‘ bowlers made sure that no batsman would be able to settle in and become a problem for them later. Even, Delhi Daredevils‘ batsmen were lacking that content to go there and score big for the team which helped to the cause for Skipper Gautam Gambhir and his knights.

Eden Gardens witnessed a perfect combo of pace and spin as Andre Russell and Brad Hogg ended up picking 3 wickets each. Credits to their supreme bowling which made sure that Delhi Daredevils don’t even manage to enter the three digits at Eden Gardens.

Chasing 99 was not at all a big task for Kolkata Knight Riders, looking at the way Knights walked in. The confidence on their faces and batting approach was visible. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Utthappa‘s 69-runs opening stand made things easier for Manish Pandey, who came in and finished off the things in style alongside Skipper Gambhir even before the end of 15th over.

Andre Russell was awarded as Man of the Match for his fiery seam bowling which earned him wonderful figures of 3-0-24-3 at an economy rate of 8.00!

  • MAN OF THE MATCH – ANDRE RUSSELL AT THE POST-MATCH PRESENTATION:

“We just have to adjust to any surface. That is where professionalism comes into play. It wasn’t the fastest of wickets, it wasn’t slow either. If I get a chance to bat, I’d go out there and do something destructive. When things are going your way, you need to find ways to stay up there. I thought the wicket wouldn’t spin that much, but credit to Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla for backing me up. Also, Captain and Uthappa played brilliantly as well.”

Skipper Gautam Gambhir looked delighted to kick-off his VIVO IPL campaign with a win and was in all praises for his spearhead – Andre Russell. “Russell got to Kolkata this morning and the way he started with the ball was commendable. He is a quality player for sure!”, he said.

Andre Russell has always been a worthy player to watch out for me. He has got some really good all-round skills which adds value to his side. It will be exciting to watch how he evolves with bat and bowl both as the tournament progresses!