It’s Christmas time and it would be a lie if kids say they aren’t waiting for Santa Claus to bring them gifts.
In a video released by Star Sports, Indian skipper Virat Kohli could be seen surprising the kids in a shelter home in Kolkata by turning into their favourite Santa and presenting them the gifts they wished for.
Kohli was seen in Santa get-up with a potbelly, white bread and brows, in a red suit when he met the kids.
Watch @imVKohli dress up as ? and bring a little Christmas cheer to the kids who cheer our sportspersons on, all year long!
This joyful season, let’s remember to spread the love. pic.twitter.com/VF8ltmDZPm
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) December 20, 2019
It could be seen in the video that the kids were excited when they were asked if they would like to meet the cricketer since “Spiderman and Superman are on vacation”. The children screamed “yes” in excitement and ran to hug the skipper when he took off his disguise to reveal his identity.
The video comes ahead of Christmas and New Year and a day before the Indian cricket team clashes with West Indies in the third and final ODI in Cuttack.
Kohli was praised by many on social media for his effort and taking out time from his busy schedule to meet the kids.
The 31-year-old who was forced to depart at a rare duck during the second ODI in Visakhapatnam will be heading the squad to clinch a 10th straight bilateral ODI series against the Caribbean side in the series-decider on Sunday (December 22) at 1:30 PM.