They have been our heroes, our idols and thanks to this video campaign ‘Respect2Protect’, we will only love them more now. The stars of Indian cricket team – Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu along with team director Ravi Shashtri came together for a noble cause by a Hyderabad-based NGO ‘My Choices’. The video ‘Respect2Protect’ has our loved cricketers share their idea of protecting women.
‘Respect2Protect’ video opens with India’s batting sensation Virat Kohli, talking about women protection, “Protecting a woman means respecting her, protecting her choice to wear, to earn, to dream whatever she wants.” And as the Delhi lad said these words, one could not help remembering his steely act when he walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Anushka Sharma, after the latter was blamed from all quarters post ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final loss to Australia. Kohli like true knight supported his lady in the tough times. Also Read: When Anushka Sharma met Virat Kohli’s parents!
Apart from Virat Kohli, the video features Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu sharing their voice over women’s safety that is prime concern these days in India. They explain, what does respecting a woman means. It is a man’s behaviour towards their own mother, sister and girlfriend. Team India’s director, Ravi Shastri adds, “It means protecting her physical, sexual, economic and social rights”.
The video ends up with Suresh Raina saying “She can do whatever she wants in her life, and we just need to support her always!” It is brilliant to watch Suresh Raina share such beautiful thought as he is all set to marry Priyanka Chaudhary, his fiancee on April 3. It is nice to know such is the mindset of our heroes towards women. Also Read: Priyanka Chaudhary engaged to Suresh Raina: 5 things to know about the would-be bride!