Virat Kohli gets lauded by the ‘Department of Sports’ for his ‘Come Out And Play’ initiative

Kohli has urged his fans and followers to play a sport and then share their photos and videos.

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli has often expressed his wish to see the country flourish in a variety of sports. On Sunday (June 17), Kohli had urged his fans and followers to play a sport and then share photos/videos of their respective games.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Virat had posted a video with a caption: “PLAY DAY is here! ???? It's time for you to go out and #One8 because I'm sending you my Play Wagons! Spot the wagon and play any sport today. Make sure you share your photos or videos with the wagon or just playing with your friends and family using #ComeOutAndPlay. ????”

Keeping his promise, The Indian captain sent the play wagon to Bangalore and Goa. On Monday (June 18), he tweeted: “Bangalore and Goa! My play wagons are coming for you today. So spot the play wagon and send me your picture playing with your friends and family using #ComeOutAndPlay”.

Haling Kohli’s effort to extend the sporting culture across the nation, the ‘Department of Sports’ on their official Twitter page wrote: “A commendable gesture of spreading the sportsman spirit across the nation. ???????? Mission #FitIndia. #ComeOutAndPlay”.

Acknowledging the appreciative words of ‘Department of Sports’, Virat retort by stating: “Thank you @IndiaSports for keeping the joy of sports alive. ????”

Apart from his on-field heroics, Kohli has inspired a generation of budding athletes with his intense fitness regime and healthy diet. He recently extended his support to Government of India’s ‘Hum Fit Toh India Fit’ campaign.

Virat is currently going through the rehabilitation period after suffering a neck injury during the IPL. The neck sprain also ruled him out of his maiden county stint for Surrey.

On Friday (June 15), Kohli has appeared at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for yo-yo test. Reportedly, he has cleared the fitness test and is expected to tour Ireland for two T20Is later this month.


By Salman Anjum - 19 Jun, 2018

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