Shefali Bindiya, Inside Sport | June 29, 2020
Indian opener Rohit Sharma joined WWF India as its Brand Ambassador for Rhino Conservation in 2018, to help build awareness of the need to conserve the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Indian Rhino. In a campaign launched on Animal Planet to commemorate World Rhino Day on September 22, Rohit pledged to do his bit to save the “vulnerable” species from extinction.
WWF-India has been working on rhino conservation for over four decades and has been instrumental in many milestones and successes in protecting the Greater One Horned Rhino or the Indian Rhino.
Recently, Rohit Sharma shared an inspirational post to his official Instagram handle, the 33-year-old posted It feels amazing to be a part of the rhino conservation story in India.
“Through my association with @wwfindia, I have learnt a great deal about the species and the amazing work being done by WWF India in collaboration with Forest Departments, local communities and other partner organisations to protect the Greater One-Horned rhinos across the country. I recently sneaked a peek into the life & journey of Amit Sharma, the Lead of the Rhino Conservation programme at WWF India, through the decades. It’s one of the most captivating stories I’ve come across & encourage you to give it a read!” he captioned the post.
Recently, Rohit completed his 13 years of international cricket on June 23,2020.He made his debut for India during an ODI match against Ireland at Belfast on this date in 2007.Even he took to official Twitter handle to thank his loved ones as well as his fans for always supporting him in living his dream.
“Grateful for 13 amazing years and counting… never thought that playing in the gullies of Borivali would lead to this some day, me living my dream,” the Indian opener had tweeted.
Rohit last appeared for India during a T20I series against New Zealand in February before a hamstring injury ruled him out of action and coronavirus pandemic further delayed his return.