Virat Kohli covid donation: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma recently announced that they will be organizing a campaign to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in the nation. The power couple donated Rs 2 crore and also requested others to “come together” in these testing times. Earlier this morning, the Indian captain revealed on Twitter that the campaign has received Rs 3.6 crore in donations within 24 hours. Virat Kohli was clear to express his thoughts and was thoroughly overwhelmed by the response.
Virat Kohli’s wife and famous Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma too shared her gratitude to those who chipped in with such significant donations.
“3.6 crores in less than 24 hours! Overwhelmed with the response. Let’s keep fighting to meet our target and help the country. Thank you,” tweeted Kohli.
“Grateful to everyone who has donated so far. Thank you for your contribution Folded hands. We have crossed the half way mark, let’s keep going,” Anushka wrote on Twitter.
It was on Friday, May 7, that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma shared a video about their recently launched campaign which let the masses know about the initiative and encouraged them contribute.
Virat Kohli was last seen in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) outfit during the IPL 2021. However, with more than a couple of players getting tested positive for COVID-19, the BCCI took the difficult decision of suspending the league for the time being. However, there are raising speculations that the tournament can resume by the end of this year, and venues such as UAE and Sri Lanka are in contention of being the hosts.
As per BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, the IPL could be back in action before the T20 World Cup.
“There has got to be a lot of shuffling. Only a day has passed since we suspended the IPL. We have to speak to other boards and see if a window can be made available before the T20 World Cup. Lot of things are involved and we will slowly start working on them. If we fail to complete the IPL, the loss will be close to INR 2500 crore (USD 340 million approx). That is going by early estimates,” said Sourav Ganguly.