Chennai Super Kings on Saturday pledged to donated 450 oxygen concentrators to the Tamil Nadu government which will help them in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma posted a video on social media, Kohli and Anushka expressed concern at the COVID-19 situation in India and shared the details of a fundraiser they have organized for relief work. “Since the Covid-19 outbreak, our country is going through trying times, our health systems are being challenged, we need to come together and help our India,” Kohli wrote in an Instagram post. “Anushka and I have started a campaign on Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, and we would be grateful for your support.
On the Ketto page for the crowdfunding, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma began with donating Rs 2 crore for the cause and it has since accumulated Rs 2,11,91,390. The target of crowdfunding is to raise Rs 7 crore.
Assuring their fans that the battle against COVID-19 can be won if “we’re in it together”, Kohli and Anushka urged to “join our movement.”
“We will do everything we can to make a difference, but we need your help to fight this. I urge you all to join our movement. Let’s do our part to keep our country safe and strong. Thank you. Click on the link in my bio to make an impact,” Kohli wrote in the Instagram post.
Earlier, Anushka had announced in a separate post on social media that she and her husband Kohli will begin a “movement” in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
In the video posted on Friday, Anushka said: “Things have been very tough for India, and it really pains us to see our country suffer like this.” Asking fans to donate to her fundraiser, Anushka said, “Every little bit makes a difference.”