Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support to help fight coronavirusLast updated on Mar 30, 2020, 03:04 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have offered support to the PM-CARES Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund.
The captain took to Twitter, stating that the coronavirus pandemic has left them baffled.
The deadly COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) has so far claimed over 33,000 lives and infected nearly 7,24,000 people globally.
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Our hearts are broken looking at suffering of people: Kohli
"Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens," Kohli posted.
Virat Kohli informed about the donation on Twitter
Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2020
Rahane pledged a donation of Rs. 10 lakh
The Indian captain joins the pool of cricketers who have provided financial assistance to combat coronavirus.
Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday donated Rs. 10 lakh towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
"This is just my tiny bit and a drop in the ocean. Will do my best to support in this difficult time. Meanwhile, stay home stay safe," he wrote on Twitter.
The sports fraternity has faced the wrath of coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak has halted almost every sports league around the world.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which was scheduled to commence on July 24, has been postponed by a year.
Meanwhile, the upcoming IPL edition is also shrouded in uncertainty as the tournament was earlier deferred from March 29 to April 15.
The Premier League 2019-20 season has been suspended until April 30.
Indian cricketers extend support towards the cause
A number of eminent cricketers have stepped forward in the past few days.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar contributed an amount of Rs. 50 lakh.
The 16-year-old Richa Ghosh, who represented India in the Women's T20 World Cup, donated Rs. 1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
Earlier, the Pathan brothers donated 4,000 masks to contain the spread of coronavirus.