Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli’s painting has been sold to Poonam Gupta, who is a British Indian entrepreneur. The painting of Virat Kohli depicts his journey in the ten years of his IPL career. For everyone’s surprise, the painting went at auction for a whopping 2.9 million pounds in London.
The painting was made by the famous artist Sasha Jaffrey in the recent charity dinner organized by Virat Kohli Foundation. Sasha is an award winning and one of the most notable painters in the world. He is a renowned artist who has earlier collaborated with other greats in sports such as David Beckham, Yuvraj Singh, and MS Dhoni, for their respective charity causes.
Virat Kohli later posted a picture of his painting on Instagram, with a caption saying,”What a great piece of art by @sachajafri for the Charity Ball in London. Thank you for this masterpiece and a considerable amount raised by this beauty which will touch so many lives in so many ways. #Grateful”.
Poonam Gupta is the CEO of Scotland-based company PG Papers praises for Virat Kohli’s kindness and claimed the VK is a part of a generation which is responsible and strived to make a change in the society.
She also went to say that their greatness on the field is only succeeded by their intent off-the-field. She added the world cannot accommodate slavery and one should take responsibility to voice against it.
“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,” said Poonam Gupta.
“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 favorite artist Sasha Jaffrey, I tick two boxes. I take a rare masterpiece to my home and also help this noble cause in my own way,” Poonam Gupta added.
The charity event was held in London, UK, where currently the Champions Trophy is being played. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team has reached the semi-finals of the tournament.