It won’t be wrong to say that a man who shows character in times of need is appreciated by one and all. So has been the case with the actor Sonu Sood. Last year when the entire country was in a state of distress due to the pandemic, Sonu helped thousands of displaced people to reach their native places amidst the lockdown.
He reportedly arranged transport to facilitate around 7.5 lakh migrant workers to reach home. He equipped frontline workers with masks and face shields, airlifted students stranded abroad and helped farmers in distress. He also launched Pravasi Rojgar, an app to help skilled and unskilled workers find jobs. Not only that, but Sonu Sood also arranged for chartered flights to airlift the Indian students stranded outside India. He earned the nickname of ‘Messiah’ for his charitable works.
What followed was him helping many more people with different things who reached out to him. He soon became the face of help in the country. He became the hope for hopeless and voice of voiceless people. Now, the actor has come out with yet another initiative. This time its for emerging cricketers.
Sonu Sood has taken an initiative to set up a pan-India platform to promote young emerging cricketers. In a interview he said “I always dreamt of becoming a cricketer but I didn’t have a platform in our small town (Moga,Punjab) but when I see all these young kids playing cricket it feels really good.”
He also expressed his feelings saying that pitching in for the cause of promoting budding talent in cricket will also let him take time, off his busy schedule and reinvent his passion for the sport.
“I like batting as well as bowling but I didn’t get much time to play the sport. I feel we all should take some out from our busy work schedules and reinvent our passion. Sometimes when you see these kids playing not just cricket but any kind of sports, you feel motivated to follow them,” he concluded. Furthermore adding that he has already had discussions with Cricfit founder Mikkail Vaswani on creating a platform on a pan-India level where children can explore their skills and enjoy the sports. Talking about the work front, Sonu will next be seen in “Prithviraj” starring Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Manushi Chhillar, apart from a couple of films in the South.