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Virat Kohli Requests Fans to Join UNICEF in Bettering Children's Lives

Cricketnext Staff |June 5, 2019, 8:41 AM IST
Virat Kohli Requests Fans to Join UNICEF in Bettering Children's Lives

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the most well-known faces in sport and is currently preparing for his side’s opening game at the 2019 ICC World Cup against South Africa in Southampton.

Ahead of the game, Kohli took time out to spread a little awareness about what UNICEF does and how they are using this World Cup in England and Wales to help children across the globe.

In a video shared by ICC on their official Twitter handle, Kohli says “UNICEF and the Cricket World Cup are helping children to learn, play and be healthy. UNICEF uses the power of cricket to raise money and to inspire and empower millions of children. Please join together in support of UNICEF.”

Earlier, on the eve of the match against the South Africans, who have lost their opening two games, Kohli said he was happy to be playing.

"Firstly, we are very happy that finally we are going to start playing."

"I think I'm just feeling grateful that I'm in this position to have the opportunity to lead my country in a tournament like the World Cup.

"It's always going to be a time to remember and a very special feeling so I'm really looking forward to the challenge. So I think from that point of view it's something that is really exciting me to have this kind of a challenge at this stage in my career."

Kohli’s India begin their campaign at the World Cup almost two weeks after arriving in England and Wales. They’ve played only two warm-up games, while all the other teams have had the first taste of the tournament this year.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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