Mumbai: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday (May 6) said their pet dog Bruno had passed away. The Delhi batsman said Bruno was with them for 11 years and “made a connection of a lifetime”.

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“Rest in peace my Bruno. Graced our lives with love for 11 years but made a connection of a lifetime. Gone to a better place today. God bless his soul with peace,” Kohli wrote on his Twitter and Instagram accounts along with a picture of Bruno.

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Kohli’s actress wife Anushka Sharma too posted a picture of them together with Bruno and she captioned it, “Bruno RIP”.

On his social media accounts, Kohli often posts pictures of his pet dogs. During the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2017, Kohli had visited a animal care and rehabilitation centre in Bengaluru and adopted 15 stray dogs.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain visited Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) in Bengaluru.

Back then, CARE had appreciated Kohli for his love for dogs. “It was simply unbelievable this morning to see Virat Kohli's car pulling up inside the gates of CARE. His love for dogs is common knowledge, and the fact that we happened to witness it in its purest form was a wonderful, indescribable feeling,” CARE wrote on its Facebook page.

“He met Dash at the reception, said hello to Captain, walked around the entire place, keenly listening to our Founder trustee Miss Sudha Narayanan and Dr Lohith talk about CARE. He met our adoption pups George and Snowy and said in no uncertain terms that rescued is his favourite breed. He hoped people would understand that it's always better to adopt than to shop for a companion pet. He also passively adopted 15 dogs at CARE and expressed that we choose those 15 that have special needs, that are paraplegic, blind and chronically ill. It was a magical day for us,” it added.

Currently, India is under a lockdown until May 17 to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All cricket matches have been suspended. IPL 2020 has been suspended indefinitely.


♥️ Bruno ♥️ RIP ♥️

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