Kohli, Raina will Respect2Protect women!

03:26 PM | 2 Apr, 2015
Kohli, Raina will Respect2Protect women!
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MUMBAI (Web Desk) - While social media is debating whether or not Deepika Padukone's 'My Choice' video is really empowering, there is another video which you might have missed.

In a video posted on YouTube last month, Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and team director Ravi Shastri bat for women's rights and pledge to protect the choices women make by respecting them.

"Protecting a woman means respecting her. Protecting her choice to be, to earn, to dream whatever she wants," says Virat Kohli, who stood by his girlfriend, actress Anushka Sharma, when she was blamed by some for the Indian cricket team's defeat in the semi-final match against Australia.

Ravi Shastri, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu's earnest appeal to #Respect2Protect has rung a bell with social media. In the past week, the hashtag has generated nearly 1000 tweets.

The video has been released by My Choices, a NGO working towards eliminating violence against women and girls.