Virat Kohli increases India-Pakistan bonhomie with special congratulatory message
Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team captain, has wished Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar who has opened a charitable restaurant in Lahore in a bid to help deaf kids.cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2018 19:12 IST
Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team captain known for playing an aggressive brand of cricket on the field, displayed his magnanimity by wishing a special official across the border in Pakistan. Kohli conveyed his wishes to umpire Aleem Dar who has opened a charitable restaurant at Lahore.
Kohli, who is currently leading Indian team in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, spoke from a gym in the Rainbow Nation and lauded Dar’s initiative.
“I have come to know that you want to help deaf kids using the revenue from hotel business. I really hope you achieve success in your endeavor. I urge everyone to visit his restaurant at least once and taste the food there. My best wishes are with you,” the 29-year-old was seen saying in the video.
Aleem Dar is a three-time ICC Umpire of the Year winner. His restaurant business is aimed at generating revenue to help hearing impaired children from Pakistan. The 49-year-old also runs a cricket academy in Pakistan which gives training to children from middle class background.
India are currently leading the six-match series 2-0 and will be aiming to win thier first-ever bilateral series title in South Africa.