Rohit Shama posted up a tear-jerking tweet over the last male North African White Rhino. #Sudan was the last of his kind of rhino left on the planet, which was hard to swallow until Rohit posted his heartbreaking tribute to Sudan. Then it was almost too much to bear.

Rohit Sharma looked after northern white rhino in Kenya

Rohit is best known as India's Vice-captain of the India national team in limited overs. But we should not be surprised at his heart-breaking tweet after news broke that Sudan, the last surviving North African Rhino had died. Sharma, as far back as 2015, was reported by HuffPost to be a wildlife conservationist.

According to them, #Rohit Sharma has been a member of PETA for years. He, along with along with Hollywood actors Matt Le Blanc and Salma Hayek went to Kenya to look after the last few surviving North African White Rhinos.

He told reporters, "I thought it is my duty to join the anti-poaching drive. That's what got me to Nairobi. I was fascinated to have a look at Sudan (#Northern White Rhino) and the sniffer dogs, who catch hold of the poachers."

Rhino on brink of extinction touched Rohit

One can guess then that he made a friend of Sudan, the rhino that has died and taken away a great deal of hope for the future survival of the species.

When he returned to India, Rohit said on Twitter that he was so saddened by "how many animals are on the brink of extinction.

Sudan died at his home in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.The 45-year-old rhino was put to sleep March 19, 2018, after suffering from ill health.

He leaves behind only two rhinos in line. They are both females. One is his daughter and the other is a grand-daughter.

The only hope left for this rhino species, which is one of five in the world, is in "developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques," the BBC reported.

The Twitter post that was made by Rohit Sharma was heartbreaking

When he heard the news, Rohit Sharma went to Twitter and tweeted about Sudan. Here is what he said: "The last Male has fallen #WeDidThis the last Northern White African male rhino marks the certain extinction of this incredible species. Rest in peace Sudan, you deserved so much better. On behalf of all mankind, I’m sorry #WeDidThis @OlPejeta."

If you were not feeling deeply saddened at the passing of Sudan, then certainly Rohit might have pushed you past the tear-jerking stage.

The genetic material was collected from the now-deceased male rhino, Sudan. The BBC said that this will go into special storage in the hopes of one day renewing the species. Given the technology of today, this is not improbable, Maybe with the death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, people will be spurred to take up more interest in the anti-poaching campaigns across India, Java, Sumatra, and Africa.

Perhaps in his lifetime, if society changes and science is successful, Rohit will yet see another male northern rhino walking the plains of Africa.