"It is our dream to create a safer space for the stray animals of our city," Virat Kohli had said a few days ago.
On World Stray Animals' Day On April 4, the Indian skipper had announced that he, along with his wife Anushka Sharma, plan to set up two animal shelters on the outskirts of Mumbai. Taking to Twitter, the cricketer shared that his foundation, The Virat Kohli Foundation, will collaborate with Vivaldis Animal Health and Awaz - Voice of Stray Animals, to set up these shelters in Mumbai. He added that these shelters are aimed at ensuring health and support to stray animals.
Crediting Anushka for inspiring him with her 'passion towards animals', he said, "Looking after the welfare of animals is a cause very close to my heart now as Anushka is very passionate about this issue. Her vision to help stray animals across India is truly inspiring for me and since I have met her, I have tried to understand more about animal rights and the urgent need for medical assistance for strays,” Virat had said in the official statement.
This step taken by the celeb couple filled our hearts with pride. Now, Anushka has shared a video of her 'special and priceless moments' from 2020 on Instagram. The video shows Virat and Anushka playing, petting, walking, feeding and spending time with different dogs on what appears to be a farm. The couple's dog Dude is also seen in the video along with them. "Some special, priceless moments from last year," read the caption.
Earlier this year, Virat and Anushka welcome their first child, daughter Vamika. While the couple has kept their baby girl away from the public eye and social media, in a recent television interview the Indian skipper opened up about embracing parenthood with Anushka. Speaking to TV host Danish Sait, Virat shared that things changed 'drastically' including his and Anushka's routines ever since their daughter was born. "You have to totally be aligned and aware of taking care of another life that is totally dependent on the mother primarily, but also on the father," he said.
Calling fatherhood 'life changing', Virat added, "A connect which has been different from anything else we both have experienced before. Just to see your child smile at you is something that you cannot put in words… I cannot express how that feels from within. But, it’s been such a blessed and amazing time."
After watching the compilation of the special moments from Anushka's life in 2020, we can't help but feel...pawsome! We're proud of you, guys!
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