Most sports lovers will go to all length to assess athletic abilities of cricketers. But not many know about cricketers' other side, that is, their charity work.
From former Indian cricket team captains Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni to present captain Virat Kohli, cricketers have given back to society in cash and kind to help the needy.
Have a look at instances where star cricketers met the less privileged. Their act will inspire you.
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Before becoming a cricketer, MS Dhoni worked as a train ticket examiner (TTE) in Indian railways. It was at this time, he used to visit a stall to have tea. Recently, the tea stall owner Thomas met Dhoni during a cricket match in Kolkata. And what Dhoni did next totally surprised him.
Dhoni took Thomas and his friends to his hotel for a grand dinner. At dinner table, they remembred the good, old days spent together. Thomas was thrilled.
Even when at the peak of his cricketing career, Dhoni spent time with physically challenged people, special children and distributed them gifts. He sure knows how to bring smile on people's faces.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli saw a female fan crying. Virat, without even thinking how media will project him, tried to calm her and held her in his arms for few seconds. He also clicked selfies with her.
Virat was in Dharamsala when he spotted his little fans waiting outside the stadium to catch his glimpse. Virat did not disappoint them. He gave them autographs and clicked pictures with them.
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An aggressive player, Virat's has a soft side to his character. He visited old age home, Abhalmaya, in Pune to interact with inmates. Besides, he donated 50% of his match earnings to the foundation which runs old age home.
Yuvraj, a cancer survivor, expressed support for cancer-affected children during his visit to St Jude India ChildCare Centre in Mumbai. He distributed gifts and spent quality time with him.
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar is known for charitable works. For instance, he celebrated his daughter Sara's birthday with children in slums. A perfect way to do right things!
Tendulkar along with Dhoni once played a charity match for a blind foundation in Bengaluru. Sachin also visited a blind school in Ratnagiri district and taught batting techniques to the visually impaired children.