The Sale Of A Virat Kohli Painting Has Just Made His Foundation Richer By 2.4 Crore!
A rare painting covering ten years of cricketer Virat Kohli’s journey in the Indian Premier League was sold on Tuesday at the charity dinner hosted by his Foundation in London.
The painting is apparently an oil on canvas piece by celebrity artist Sasha Jaffrey.
British-Indian entrepreneur and Cricket enthusiast Poonam Gupta, CEO of PG Papers, paid a whopping 2,90,000 pounds (approximately Rs 2.4 crore) to win the painting at the auction.
The proceeds of the sale will go to Captain Virat Kohli’s charitable foundation that works towards the development of underprivileged kids.
“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. 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 favourite artist Sasha Jaffrey, I tick two boxes. I take a rare masterpiece to my home and also help this noble cause,” said Poonam, a known connoisseur of cricket memorabilia.
We’ve no doubts that the piece is an excellent addition to her already enviable collection, and for such a good cause too!
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