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Virat, Anushka donate Rs 2 crore in Covid fight

RCB skipper Virat Kohli reached Mumbai on 4 May, the day IPL-14 was indefinitely suspended due to multiple COVID cases in its bio-bubble

Indian captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have kickstarted an online campaign aimed at raising funds for Covid-19 relief. The couple had earlier donated for the cause to the prime minister’s coronavirus relief fund.

India is going through one of the worst waves of Covid-19 infections for the past few weeks.

On 7 May, India recorded 4.14 lakh new Covid-19 infections; the country’s highest single-day figure since the pandemic began last year. India skipper urged everyone to join his movement and help people who need support as the country continues to battle the second wave of the coronavirus.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Kohli wrote, “Anushka and I have started a campaign on @ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, and we would be grateful for your support. Let’s all come together and help those around us in need of our support. I urge you all to join our movement. Link in Bio! #InThisTogether.”

In addition, the couple has donated Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project, which will raise a total of Rs 7 crore to support the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are going through an unprecedented time in the history of our country and our nation needs all of us to unite and save as many people as possible. Anushka and I have been shocked to see the human suffering since last year,” Kohli said.

Kohli said that he and his wife had tried to help as many peope as possible in their fight against the virus.

Virat Kohli had been participating in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, which was suspended on 4 May earlier this week after four franchises confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 within their camps.

Virat ‘s franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s domestic players and support staff entered their home towns from specific pre-identified hubs as the foreign recruits left for their respective destinations via charter flights on 6 May.

RCB skipper Virat Kohli reached Mumbai on 4 May, the day IPL-14 was indefinitely suspended due to multiple Covid-19 cases in its bio-bubble.

By 6 May early morning, all the other playing and non-playing staff had also left for their onward destinations.

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