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In the midst of the fierce competition of the VIVO Indian Premier League, our Royal Challengers Virat Kohli, Shane Watson and AB de Villiers made some time from their busy schedule to spend a day with the specially-abled children at a non-governmental organization in Bengaluru on Thursday morning.
Skipper Kohli posted a photo from the visit on his Instagram handle with a caption reading, "Came to meet some really special children with Shane and AB. What a special time and so much to learn from them. Just happy with small things in life."
AB and Shane couldn't hold back from sharing their experience either. Both posted photos with the kids in the shelter revealing a little treat for the kids: Royal Challengers Bangalore merchandise and autographed bats!
In a statement that followed, 28 year old Kohli 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. I am glad to be associated with a foundation and contribute towards this endeavor."
The India and RCB captain's Virat Kohli foundation has worked with other foundations to help underprivileged children in the past. On a personal front, Virat visited a home for the old-aged in Pune during last year's VIVO IPL and made a courteous donation of 50% of his earnings he made from the match for betterment of the senior citizens in the shelter. Heartwarming, isn't it?
We're overwhelmed by this gesture of our boys, the cricketers who have conducted themselves as fine role models. There couldn't have been better inspiration for the vast number of RCB fans who themselves want to do good for others.