Virat Kohli is a master of records and numbers, but he does not make news headlines for cricket only. ‘King Kohli’ added another feather to his cap after being named “PETA India’s 2019 Person of the Year”.
PETA, which is the largest animal rights organization in the world, recognized Virat Kohli’s love for animals and gave the prestigious award to the most deserving candidate.
The star-couple of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma love for animals is known to all of their fans across the globe. The celebrity couple was recently seen in adorable pictures with street dogs and cattle during their vacation in Bhutan.
PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera praised Kohli and said, “Virat Kohli is a fierce animal rights proponent who never hesitates to run out cruelty to animals any way he can.
“PETA India encourages everyone to follow his lead and always be an advocate for animals in need.”
With this award, Virat Kohli joined the ranks of his wife Anushka Sharma, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, R Madhavan, and comedian Kapil Sharma who are the past recipients of the award.
Earlier, Virat Kohli urged people to adopt and love neglected and injured street dogs and other animals. He also requested his fans to never buy them from pet stores.
Virat Kohli was quick enough to write a letter to PETA, calling for the release of an elephant ‘Malti’ who was brutally beaten by eight men at Amer Fort. Virat Kohli believes in justice for all animals.
Apart from loving animals, Kohli is set to captain India’s maiden day-night Test against Bangladesh at the famous Eden Gardens, starting from November 22.