Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh laud Virat Kohli’s charity initiative
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Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh laud Virat Kohli’s charity initiative

India captain Virat Kohli’s charity initiative to tackle human trafficking has been lauded by Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 06, 2017 17:37 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Harbhajan Singh (L) and Virat Kohli (C) at the charity event alongside stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye (R).(Harbhajan Singh/Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh lauded India skipper Virat Kohli for his charity initiative to tackle human trafficking.

Kohli hosted a charity ball in London on Monday where the Indian cricket team members and their wives attended the event. It was also graced by the legendary Tendulkar and veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan.

“Great initiative undertaken by @imVkohli to fight human trafficking. A cause we must all contribute towards. Loved being a part of the event,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Kohli was grateful for Tendulkar’s presence. “Thank you so much Paaji for supporting us by being there, it was an honor to host you,” Kohli replied to the tweet.

Harbhajan praised the Londoners for their support to Kohli’s initiative. “Well done #Londoners for raising more then half a million fr my brother @imVkohli s foundation.was a pleasure being there #EndTrafficking,” tweeted the Turbanator.

“Thank you Bhajju Paa for being there, hope you had a good time,” Kohli replied to Bhajji’s tweet.

Stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye, who was one of the hosts for the event, doffed his hat to Kohli. “Thanks @imVkohli for including me in the team for this cause!Hats off for raising half a million to rehabilitate human trafficking victims !” he tweeted.

Kohli then thanked all those involved for the success of the charity event. “We had a great event last night in London. I would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting something so close to my heart.A special thanks for all the generous donations made. Together, we can & will make a difference,” Kohli tweeted.

The Virat Kohli Foundation and Justice and Care organisation joined hands to fight against human trafficking. The charity is aimed to provide rehabilitation, counselling, vital medical care, schooling and vocational training for those rescued in India.

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 17:34 IST