Virat Kohli has carved a special place in the hearts of his fans in India and abroad. They know him as a passionate cricketer who is keen on making every match his own. And they are now more in love with Virat because of his involvement in charity work which supports underprivileged children.
Virat’s fandom has now brought in an unbelievable 2.9 million pounds (or Rs.23.8 crore) to his charity. Artist Sacha Jafri, a 39-year-old renowned painter made Kohli’s painting depicting the 10 years of his IPL journey.
The masterpiece has been bought by a Scottish-Indian entrepreneur Poonam Gupta for the stated amount at the charity dinner organized by the Virat Kohli Foundation.
Poonam Gupta is the CEO of Scotland-based company PG Papers. She was present at the charity dinner organized at the Royal Armory Club in London. She is a fan and a supporter of Virat’s cause, too.
“What I like about this young generation of Indian cricketers is that they are responsible and want to make a difference on and off the field. I am very connected to the cause taken up by Virat.
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Slavery has no place in this world and we need to stand up and do our bit. I am glad Virat has come forward against this evil, and by buying this magnificent piece of art created by my favorite artist Sacha Jafri, I tick two boxes. I take a rare masterpiece home and also help this noble cause in my own way.”
Virat was present at the occasion and left a blue imprint of his hand on the painting as well. He uploaded the picture on Instagram for his fans.
Sacha Jafri has previously worked with many sports personalities including Yuvraj Singh, M.S. Dhoni, David Beckham, etc. for their respective charities.