For 14-year-old Arjun Bhati of Greater Noida, the biggest aim of his life is to win a gold for India in the Olympics. The teenaged golfer is well on track, having won the age-group Kids’ Golf World Championship twice so far and winning over 100 tournaments in the junior circuit. However, his campaign earned the biggest boost recently when the youngster was ‘adopted’ by the Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli, through his foundation that helps budding sports talent. “It was after Delhi Times printed the news of Arjun’s last junior win that people from Virat Kohli’s foundation contacted us.
“They said that they had conducted a nationwide survey of youngsters who could win international medals, particularly in the Olympics, and selected Arjun along with a few others,” shares an excited Bobby Bhati, Arjun’s father. The foundation has taken care of all of Arjun’s expenses with regards to golf and given him full freedom to participate in any international tournament. “Golf is an expensive sport and middle-class people like me find it difficult to support kids after a while. So it’s great that he is getting this support; his talent won’t go waste because of any lack of monetary support,” says Bobby Bhati. Read more….