A British-Indian Businesswoman Poonam Gupta buys Virat Kohli painting for a whopping amount of 2.9 million pounds (Rs 2.4 crore) in London which depicts his 10-year IPL journey.
The painting made by award-winning painter Sasha Jaffrey who has previously teamed up together with the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and David Beckham for charities and causes.
The painting was sold at the Indian captain’s recent charity dinner organized by Virat Kohli Foundation.
Poonam Gupta is a famous cricket enthusiast and an expert of cricket memorabilia.
Sasha is one of the most noteworthy painters in the world. He has collaborated with likes of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and David Beckham for their charities and causes.
CEO of Scotland-based company PG Papers, Poonam Gupta said:
“What I like about this young generation of Indian cricketers is that they are responsible and want to make difference on and off the field. I am very connected to the cause taken up by Virat Kohli”.
“Slavery has no place in this world and we need to stand up and do our bit. I am so proud that Virat has come ahead against this evil and by buying this magnificent piece of art made by my favorite artist Sasha Jaffrey, I tick two boxes.”
“I take an uncommon masterpiece to my home and also help this noble cause in my own way”.
Team India will win over Bangladesh on Thursday in the second semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy tournament 2017. They are also the defending champions.
The charity dinner created completely a stir as Indian businessman and politician Vijay Mallya had come for it.
Great night with @virat.kohli @m.sdhoni @sachintendulkar @yuvisofficial for The justice and care foundation. A great honor to unveil my Virat Kohli painting, which went for over $500,00 celebrating all his achievements in cricket and 10 years of the IPL #viratkohli #ipl #sachajafri #artauction #painter #artist #artwork #artcollector #artistsofinstagram #cricket
It had led to the Indian team leaving quickly, avoiding the Mallya.
@virat.kohli putting on the final handprint of my painting along with the top 20 cricket legends of the IPL @kp24 @yuvisofficial @ben_stokes380_official @glen_maxwell32 @sachintendulkar great evening guys, thanks for all being a part it. Glad we could raise some really good money for such an important cause. #viratkohli #cricketlegends #artauction #artcollector #sachajafri #painter #paintbrushes #indian #india #london #londonart #paintbrushes #contemporaryart #colourpop #magicalrealism #londonart #soul #love
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