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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma donate Rs 2 crore in COVID-19 fight; begin online campaign to raise funds

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have kickstarted an online campaign to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 07, 2021 11:24 IST
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have kickstarted an online campaign to raise funds for COVID-19 relie
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have kickstarted an online campaign to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

Indian captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have kickstarted an online campaign aimed at raising funds for COVID-19 relief. India is going through one of the worst waves of COVID-19 infections since the past few weeks.

On Friday, India recorded 4.14 lakh new COVID-19 infections; the country's highest single-day figure since the pandemic began last year.

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.

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

Kohli'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 Thursday.

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

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

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