For almost two decades it was Sachin Tendulkar who was leading the list of sportsman endorsing most no. of brands. Later , MS Dhoni became the most seen face in advertising. And now its Virat Kohli.
But very few of us know who was the first Indian cricketer who endorsed a brand.
It was the flamboyant , hard hitting Indian wicket keeper Farokh Engineer.
Not only for his fearless batting, Farokh was also famous for his stylish look with long side-burns and hairs. He was the first Indian cricket to feature in an advertisement who promoted a brand Brylcreem. Later he was known as Brylcreem boy. Keith Miller and Denis Compton were the ones who earlier promoted this brand , Farokh replaced them and endorsed this brand for several years.