Virat Kohli named PETA India’s 2019 Person of the year; joins ranks with Anushka Sharma and Sunny Leone
This accolade has put Virat Kohli in the ranks with his wife Anushka Sharma, actress Sunny Leone and comedian Kapil Sharma amongst others to win this award previously.
Updated - Nov 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Indian captain Virat Kohli has taken fitness levels for cricketers, especially the Indian ones to the next level with his amazing ethics and exercises. He recently flaunted his eight pack abs, which even wowed David Warner of Australia. Kohli is by far the fittest Indian cricketer on the field. He also recently admitted that turning vegan has made him a different person altogether.
He has been relentlessly championing for animal rights and had even written a letter to the Indian government on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for the release of elephant Malti from the Amer Fort after coming to know of the violent treatment she had received by eight men. He has also helped PETA update the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 with a focus on asking for stronger penalties to be levied against animal abusers.
Virat Kohli joins Anushka Sharma, R Madhavan, and Sunny Leone
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named the Indian captain their Person of the Year for 2019. This accolade has put Virat Kohli in the ranks with his wife Anushka Sharma, actress Sunny Leone and comedian Kapil Sharma amongst others to win this award previously.
“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,” PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Meanwhile, the Indian captain is gearing up to create history as he will become the first Indian captain to lead his team into their first-ever day-night Test match, when they take in Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 22. Incidentally, it is the first time for the visiting team as well, who have never played Tests under lights with a pink ball.
India leads the two-match series 1-0 with an innings and 130-run win in Indore Test and sits at the top of the ICC World Test Championship table with 300 points from 6 matches and a chance to make it 360 points.