Virat Kohli stands as one of cricket’s most illustrious figures, amassing a massive following due to his exceptional performances in international cricket, spanning various formats. Hailing from Delhi, Kohli has left an indelible mark with numerous memorable innings throughout his distinguished career. Yet, few can rival the remarkable unbeaten 82 runs he scored from 53 deliveries against Pakistan during a group-stage encounter in the 2022 T20 World Cup held in Melbourne. It’s noteworthy that the batting gloves worn by Kohli during that particular innings were procured at a significant price of 3.2 lakh by Harv Kler during the Chappell Foundation Annual Dinner, as reported by the Times of India. Virat Kohli’s Gloves Auction from T20 WC 2022 vs Pakistan Fetch 3.2 Lakh.
Virat Kohli's batting gloves of the Pakistan match in T20 WC 2022 were bought for 3.2 Lakhs by Harv Kler during the Chappell Foundation Annual Dinner. [TOI] pic.twitter.com/QM620q221C
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On September 13th, a charity auction took place in Sydney featuring gloves generously donated by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. These gloves were contributed to support the noble cause championed by the Chappell Foundation, co-founded by former India coach Greg Chappell and Australian businessman Darshak Mehta.
The primary aim of the Chappell Foundation is to raise financial assistance for homeless youth in Australia. The funds acquired through such initiatives are utilized to provide essential services such as shelter, care, education, and training. Kohli’s gesture of donating his gloves came after his remarkable performance at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.