Virat Kohli Foundation has recently organized an auction during a charity dinner in London. A painting depicting Virat Kohli’s IPL journey over a decade has been sold for a whopping 23.7 crore rupees (2.9 million pounds). British Indian entrepreneur Poonam Gupta, who is the CEO of Scotland-based company PG Papers has brought this painting.
Source: Hindustan Times
It was painted by award-winning and one of the most recognized painters in the world, Sasha Jaffrey. Earlier, Sasha has collaborated with footballer David Beckham and cricketers like Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.
Source: India Today
Virat Kohli has also posted a picture on Instagram and captioned it as: “What a great piece of art by @sachajafri for the Charity Ball in London. Thank you for this masterpiece and a considerable amount raised by this beauty which will touch so many lives in so many ways. #Grateful”.
According to the Hindustan Times, Poonam Gupta said: “What I like about this young generation of Indian cricketers is that they are responsible and want to make difference on and off the field. I am very connected to the cause taken up by Virat.”
She further added: “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 Sasha Jaffrey, I tick two boxes.”