A blind England fan calls Kohli her inspiration; Virat promises to meet and offer his signed bat

Virat Kohli was visibly moved by blind England fan’s adulation for him | Courtesy – screenshot


  • Blind England fan Ellie called Virat Kohli her inspiration
  • Kohli was moved upon seeing the youngster’s words
  • Kohli promised to give him a signed bat
The beauty of sport is that it means so much to so many people in different ways. The best in the world in their respective sport inspire people in ways they sometimes don’t even know. Indian cricketing superstar Virat Kohli is among those who have had a huge impact on the lives of people across the world.

While Kohli’s fan base in India is one of the largest for any athlete across the globe, the love for him is widespread across the globe. A young girl from England named Ellie, who is blind, has revealed that she is a big fan of Kohli and always believed he was very good at his sport.

Ellie’s mother revealed that Kohli was her daughter’s inspiration and listening to an audiobook about Kohli made her a huge fan. She also states that while their family supports England, her daughter is a fan of India and Virat Kohli. They also revealed that they have never met Kohli and wish Kohli could send her an audio message.

After being told by an Indian journalist on her 34th birthday (November 5), Kohli was visibly moved and promised to meet her soon and also give her a signed bat and her shirt. “Hi Ellie, very very kind of you to send this message and to your mother. Thank you so much for those lovely and kind words. I am truly honored and grateful to have an impact on your life and to give some kind of inspiration. Thank you Ellie,” Kohli said on Vimal Kumar’s Youtube channel while messaging Ellie.

“Wishing you all the best Ellie. God bless you for more happiness and more positivity in your life. Love meeting you and also love giving away my bat and signed shirts. Can’t wait to see you meet. Until then take care of yourself, stay positive and always smile,” he added.

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Kohli celebrated his birthday at the MCG with the Indian team in the dressing room ahead of their net session ahead of the game against Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup 2022. The former India captain was also surprised by the Indian media contingent who brought her a cake to mark the occasion.