India made a victory against England at the T20I series on Monday with Rohit Sharma being awarded the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series. He hit 11 boundaries and 5 sixes during his innings and made a winning century against England.
He dedicated his victory to Sudan, the world’s last male Northern White Rhino who died in March 2018. After winning the match, Sharma tweeted, “Yesterday’s innings is dedicated to my fallen friend Sudan. May we find a way to make this world a better place for all of us.”
His post touched his followers and he gathered more than ten thousand likes within the first hour.
The 45 year old rhino spent most of his life, from 1975 to 2009, in captivity in a zoo in the Czech Republic. After his return to Africa in December 2009, he lived in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya where he was cared for. He was euthanized on March 19, 2018, after suffering from health complications due to his age.
After a few months of Sudan’s death, scientists declared they have successfully grown embryos containing the DNA of his kind in the hope of saving the subspecies from extinction.
Only two Northern White female Rhinos are known to be alive today.