INDIA BATSMAN Rohit Sharma is known to be an animal lover. The Mumbai cricketer will soon be heading to The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya to help save rhinos from extinction.
Sharma took to his official Twitter account to announce his visit.
The cricketer will be meeting ‘Sudan’, the last male Northern White African Rhino in existence. He will be spreading awareness to the masses about saving this endangered species of wildlife.
This is not the first time the 28-year old has shown his soft side towards animals. Earlier this year, he joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to speak up on animals being used in circuses, especially elephants. In an advertisement shot by Gaurav Sawn, Rohit bats for a ban on animal circuses.
“They, too, are living beings who have rights just as we do”, the compassionate cricketer said in an exclusive interview with PETA India.
Rohit also reminds his fans that animals need us to “try and help them” - however we can.
“Animals deserve respect, not to be imprisoned in small enclosures and forced to perform degrading and meaningless tricks out of fear of punishment”, Sharma says.
“We cricketers love our sport, and we willingly participate. But animals in circuses are beaten into performing against their will,” he added.