India’s newly appointed Test captain Virat Kohli is primarily known for his aggression on-field. Throughout the country, millions of people love him but same are the ones who, sometimes, criticize him for being a volatile cricketer (To me, aggression brings the best out of him). But off the field, he is a different person altogether and the following incident, that took place in the first week of May 2015 proves the same:
A 16-year old boy, suffering from cancer, wished to meet his favourite cricketer Virat Kohli. His grandmother went to Kohli’s hotel and told him about her grandson’s condition and his wish to meet him. Kohli, without wasting any time, went to the hospital to meet the boy and spent some quality time with him. It wasn’t the only thing that he did. Kohli also arranged two VVIP tickets of an IPL 8 match along with a chauffeur driven car to pick the boy and his grandmother to watch Kohli and his team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) live in action. Heart-touching that is!
Respect is the only word that comes to my mind for Kohli after going through this experience. He demonstrated humanity and nothing is more pleasing if you can light up someone’s day with your efforts.
A Message to everyone out there:
A lot of people and media-persons spoke bad and illogical things about him after a poor show in India’s loss to Australia in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2015. It was just a bad day for him and it can happen to any player in the world. What all he has done for India in the past gets forgotten easily after one bad day. So, it is a request to everyone out to there to respect each and every player who represents his/her country in any game. Treat them like human beings as even they can have a bad day.