India captain Virat Kohli has joined hands with RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group to launch a scholarship programe for individuals who have undertaken exceptional initiatives to promote sports at the grassroot level.

Kohli, who has achieved probably everything in life thanks to his association, said that he is ready to give back to the society. The Virat Kohli Foundation (VKF) has pledged a minimum of Rs. 2 crore to be utilised every year on the beneficiaries of the scholarships.

“India has made rapid strides as a sporting nation. The days of being a one-sport country are behind us. The time is just right to introduce an institution that will recognise and reward our top sporting achievers and put the spotlight on those who are expected to do the country proud in the years to come,” Kohli said at the launch of the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours.

The shortlisted athletes/initiatives will be tracked through the year and their progress monitored. National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand will be heading the jury.

Continuing his brilliant form with the bat, Kohli hit three hundreds in the tour, an unbeaten 103 in the first Test at Galle, then two back-to-back tons in the fourth and fifth ODIs.

In the process, he overtook Aussie legend Ricky Ponting as the second most century maker in the ODIs, with 30 tons. Sachin Tendulkas has 49 hundreds.

The 28-year-old also played a blistering knock 82 runs in the lone T20I match to culminate the series.

Source: Zee News

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