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Former India batsman Virender Sehwag plays cricket with Belgian royal couple


The Nawab of Najafgarh was known for his audacity, fearlessness, and apprehension he created in the minds of bowlers. But off the field, he has always been a fun-loving person. After his retirement from the game, he has been smashing a lot of sixes on Twitter with his entertaining and hilarious tweets.

Sehwag has now backed a United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) initiative of promoting sports among children irrespective of background or ability. The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is an interlinked organization of United Nation having it”s headquartered in New York City. The total members (Countries) of UNICEF are 191. UNICEF strives for the well-being of children across the world and maintains the dignity of life of poor and poorest.

Last week, the Belgian royal couple King Phillippe and Queen Mathilde were on a visit to India. The couple landed in India on November 5. Sehwag played cricket with the couple and few kids from two Mumbai schools at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai on Friday, November 10. He also gave an autographed bat to King Phillippe. During the Belgian Royal Couple’s visit to India, the Queen held a closed-door meeting with children from Maharashtra where issues like personal safety, the importance of life skills, prevention of child marriage and empowerment of women were discussed. The queen also emphasized on hygiene by launching a song on washing hands, coordinated by the University of Hasselt.

“As a UN Special Advocate, I attach importance to the Right to Education for all children. Child marriage negatively influences children’s rights to education, health, and protection. These consequences especially impact the girl directly, but also her family and community.” a UNICEF release quoted her saying.

“It is high time we empower our women and girls, and sports is a wonderful way of doing so,” Sehwag said. The royal couple made their way back on November 11

– by Atharva Apte

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