From helping the deprived to standing up for Kargil martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is known for his generosity and standing up for issues of national importance. Gambhir launched his foundation – Gautam Gambhir Foundation (GGF) which aims at feeding the hungry and in August, the 36-year-old launched a campaign named ‘Ek Asha’ which aims at providing food to underprivileged kids.
The two-time World Cup winning opening batsman feels that setting up daily kitchens to feed the poor is as special as winning World Cup or Indian Premier League (IPL).
Recently, on Children’s Day, Gambhir posted a video of himself feeding poor kids as a part of his ‘Ek Asha’ campaign. Apart from the video, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper also had an emotional message for his followers on Twitter.
Here’s Gambhir’s tweet:
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 14, 2017
Gambhir’s followers were impressed by his gesture despite his packed scheduled due to Ranji Trophy season 2017-18. However veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh was the first prominent personality to laud his effort. Here’s how Harbhajan reacted to Gambhir’s video –
Gauti love u man rab tenu Bhut khush rakhe.. thank you for doing this https://t.co/i1bbcseLdn
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 14, 2017
Here are a few reactions from Twitterati on Gambhir’s heartwarming gesture –
We are proud of you; may you achieve everything you wish for!!!
— Anupam Sharma (@NarayanSharma79) November 15, 2017
ये तो 97 रन की पारी से भी बड़ी पारी है। Salute to you.
— sugendra gupta (@GuptaSugendra) November 15, 2017
Proud of u gauti sir. Hope every human being has a great heart like u. Respect for u increase after seeing all this. Hats off man
— SHIKHARBHARDWAJ (@COOLSHIKHAR08) November 15, 2017
Not only you are a best batsman. Aapke pass ek bahut hi accha aur saccha Dil bhi hai
— Pradeep (@Pradeepbsingh82) November 15, 2017
Gouti u r really Gambhir, I am so proud of you. Keep it up. God bless you. pic.twitter.com/hpWktzWt3Q
— Hari Chand (@Hony_Lt_Hari) November 15, 2017
Superb sir….true patriot..
— Kalappa M K (@kalappa123) November 15, 2017
Proud of you Gauti.. You are so humble and kind at heart.. U inspire us so much. #Respect More power to you
— Aditya Yellanki (@adityayellanki) November 15, 2017
Iam proud to be a fan of Gautham Gambhir sir. I wish u & hope u serve to people forever……
— Telugu Rajasekhar (@TeluguRajasekh5) November 15, 2017
The reason why u are my Idol feeding the kids without any kind of greed that’s what make u best and greatest then the rest thank u my idol inspiring me all the day
Kids wishes and our wishes will always be with you and which will give you the ability to work hard in any situation
— GG Well-wishers (@GGWellwishers) November 14, 2017
Gauti…Can’t express in words how proud I felt watching this…I challenge no one in this world is as humble & kind as u r.! I’ll too try my best do such noble works soon..After I start earning. U inspire us sooo much. Thank u Gauti..Lots of love & respect! Keep smiling.
— Gautian Sreeja Roy (@Roysreeja8) November 15, 2017
Gambhir is currently playing in the Ranji Trophy season 2017-18 after stepping down from captaincy of Delhi. The southpaw is playing under newly-appointed captain Ishant Sharma. The Delhi opener made a mark in this season with a gritty knock of 144 against Karnataka in a recently concluded match which ended in a draw.