In a heartwarming gesture, Virat Kohli and his RCB teammates Shane Watson and AB de Villiers met specially-abled children at a Bengaluru-based non-governmental organization called Tamahar on Thursday.
Kohli took to Instagram to share about his visit with fans through a picture, and the caption beneath it read: “Came to meet some really special children at tamahar with Shane and AB. What a special time and so much to learn from them. Just happy with small things in life.”
Talking about his current initiative, the 28-year old said, “Children and Youth are the next generation of students, leaders, entrepreneurs, and the future of the country and there is no better tool. This initiative is not just about fulfilling their basic needs but making them able to take care of their own needs and giving them an opportunity to learn, equipping them to face challenges and preparing them to be tomorrow’s leaders.”
Virat Kohli often visits NGOs and helps the less privileged people. Recently, Kohli joined hands with Smile Foundation to further the cause of the empowerment of underprivileged children.
During IPL 2016, the RCB skipper had visited an old-age home in Pune, after his teams match against the Rising Pune Supergiant and had donated half of his earnings from that game to the old people living there.
Despite the IPL being such a hectic and packed tournament, it would become tiring for the players to take time off for other social causes. But Kohli has never been tire of venturing into social work and doing his bit for the society.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will next take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on 23rd April. They have won only 2 of their 6 games this season and will be looking to begin a winning streak from the last match against Punjab which they won.
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