Indian Sports Honours, an event held by Virat Kohli foundation and RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, was postponed by the cricketer in light of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of more than 40 soldiers.
Announcing the same, Virat tweeted:
The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019
He had earlier expressed his condolences after the unfortunate incident.
I’m shocked after hearing about the attack in Pulwama, heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured jawaans.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019
With Indian Sports Honours, Virat celebrates sporting talent every year through his foundation, which also gives scholarships to young athletes who do not have enough money to pursue their passion.
This gesture by Virat and his message were both well received by his fans on Twitter.
Well Done Champ! So Proud Of You. 🙌🇮🇳— Juhi 🌸 (@muskaan15_) February 16, 2019
Great move!— Sharique (@ShariqueAghaz14) February 15, 2019
Captain boy…uh made me emotional. Because we idolize a person who cares for country more than anything. But still in an end you get so much of hatred. So proud to be your fan💕💕💕— Perfect Mess💫 (@_amat_ulla_) February 16, 2019
Though we can’t turn back what has happened, but such gestures definitely shows solidarity! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Girish (@girish_borkar) February 15, 2019