Soft heart in tough shell: Kohli visits old-age home ahead of Pune clash in IPL 2016
Virat Kohli's foundation joined hands with ABIL Foundation to extend help to old age Home 'Abhalmaya' in Pune, which is currently home to 57 senior citizens.
Pune: In his bid to give something back to the society, India's Test captain Virat Kohli's Foundation has joined hands with ABIL Foundation to extend help to old age Home 'Abhalmaya', which is currently home to 57 senior citizens.
Abhalmaya, on Sinhagad Road has been set up by Dr Aparna Deshmukh could not believe themselves, when they found Kohli personally coming to meet them.
Kohli along with Amit Bhosle of ABIL Foundation dropped into meet the residents on Thursday. The Virat Kohli Foundation and ABIL Foundation will extend immediate help to Abhalmaya to end its financial crunch.
Sparking on the occasion Virat said,"People like Dr Aparna are doing remarkable work by running such a facility for all those elderly, who have been left by their dear ones.
This is absolutely wrong and it is our duty to take care of elderly members of our family."
Kohli is currently in town to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their upcoming clash in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) against tournament debutant Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), which is led by Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni.
The match, which will be the 16th of the ongoing tournament, has already had a plenty of hype built around the Dhoni-Kohli showdown. Dhoni is India's most successful Test skipper, while Kohli is seen as his successor in the role, having already started off with the Test side his retirement from the format.
Kohli's announcement comes on the back of his decision to step down as India's T20 captain.
The IPL, which was suspended midway into the league in May owing to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble, will resume in the UAE on Sunday.
Kohli along with other Indian players refused to take the field in the fifth Test against England at Old Trafford, after junior physio Yogesh Parmar became the fourth close-contact support staff to test positive for COVID-19.