As the Indian cricket team got down from the team bus under high security, Virat Kohli did not ignore these special fans who had come to meet him.

When Virat Kohli won the hearts of these differently-abled children in Kerala
news Human Interest Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 17:05

It was a sight, sure to bring a smile to anyone's face and fill one’s hearts with warmth. 

Ahead of the T20 international against New Zealand in Thiruvananthapuram, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli gets out of the Volvo team bus in his blue jersey with a black bag in hand. 

As the crowd gathered there erupts in joy at the sight of the team, Virat almost walks past them, only to realise that he has some special fans waiting for him. 

The special fans assembled there were a group of differently-abled children from Amrithavarshini - a society for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, based in the district, who are suffering from brittle-bone disease. They were waiting patiently to fulfill what was probably the biggest dream of their lives- getting to meet Virat Kohli in person. 

As Virat sees them, armed with their notebooks and heart-warming smiles, he stops and goes up to them. With the cheers getting louder, he obliges the waiting children by giving autographs and shaking hands. Many others from the team follow suit. 

While the children were fulfilling one of their biggest dreams, a middle-aged woman stood behind them, with folded hands. 

Sharing the video on her Facebook page, Latha Nair, who is reportedly the founder of Amrithavarshini, wrote about the "wonderful gift" the children received. 

"Every year we ask the children to share their desires. This year the request that came from them was for laptops, medical aid, instances of meeting celebrities etc. The requests are plenty and many remained unfulfilled. I was pleasantly surprised to see six of them showed their great passion to meet the cricket stars. I kept mum because I did not know, how I could make their dreams come true. I contacted many ,but in vain. Anoop always kept on asking, “Aunty did anything work out?” I was always in a positive mind and replied “ Yes it will happen," she wrote. 

Based on her colleague Latha Rajeev's suggestion, she reached out to ADGP B Sandhya with this request. 

"The rest was all a dream. To my surprise, Sandhya Ma’am along with the entire team made the children’s dream a reality," Latha wrote. 

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