Donning a Santa Claus costume, Indian skipper Virat Kohli surprised kids at a shelter home in Kolkata ahead of Christmas. The ace cricketer was quite unrecognisable, donning the red suit with a protruding belly and white beard and eyebrows.
The video, which was released by Star Sports, shows kids at the Kolkata shelter sharing their Christmas wishlist. The Indian cricket team captain is then seen distributing the gifts to the children as per their wishlist. After the gifts were distributed, kids were asked if they would like to meet Virat Kohli as “Spiderman and Superman are on vacation”.
Excited to meet the cricketer, the children say “yes” in unison. Kohli can then be seen taking off his cap and disguise and revealing his identity, leaving the kids in frenzy. The cricketer then can be seen interacting with the children, spreading festive cheer.
Watch the video here:
The video, released by Star Sports India ahead of the Christmas and New Year, earned plaudits online, with many thanking Kohli for taking time off and surprising the kids.
The joy in their faces 😍
— Sandeep Kumar (@Sandeep30994357) December 20, 2019
This would be the best gift those kids would have got… ❤️❤️💕💕
— Yuva Shankar✨ (@yuva_2707) December 20, 2019
I love this Santa 😘😘❤❤very much
— Ananya (@An_anya_18) December 20, 2019
Superb 🥰🥰 surprise 🎅
— Prachi Agarwal (@PrachiA53545722) December 20, 2019
Omg this made me so happy and emotional at the same time 🤧♥️ God protect @imVkohli at all costs.
— Sanaa💥 (@Bepannaaholic) December 20, 2019
Not a fan of virat
But a great gesture from him.
— summu (@sumu431) December 20, 2019
@imVkohli real life superhero ❣️
— ravi shrivastav (@iravishrivastav) December 20, 2019
Im not crying 😭😭😭
— Paida Murembwa (@MurembwaP) December 20, 2019
— Shahnad Chaudhary (@Sameer2490) December 20, 2019
This is so beautiful ❤💫
— Samruddhi ✨ (@Samruddhi_27) December 20, 2019
Kudos @imVkohli wonderful. Hats off to you and your team, really great inspiration for the young ones.
— SACHI (@hussachi) December 20, 2019
— Aryan Dhand (@dhand_aryan) December 20, 2019
That is what we call “real happiness” and that’s what heroes do!!! @imVkohli
— Lakshay Goyal (@Lakshay07404965) December 20, 2019
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