Sports: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma take pledge due to this

DN Bureau

India skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma on Monday pledged their support to the Prime Minster and the Maharashtra Chief Minster's relief funds to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the world in disarray.

Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma on Monday pledged their support to the Prime Minster and the Maharashtra Chief Minster's relief funds to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the world in disarray.

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

Kohli, who has been constantly urging people to practice social-distancing via video messages, took to Twitter to announce the decision. However, he did not specify how much the couple would be donating.

The coronavirus outbreak has infected over 1000 people in India with 27 people succumbing to the disease.

A number of sports personalities have come forward to contribute in the fight against the disease, which has caused 34,000 deaths across the globe.

Also Read: Shooter Manu Bhaker donates Rs 1 lakh to Haryana Corona Relief Fund

Last week, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar had donated Rs 50 lakh while former cricketer Suresh Raina contributed Rs 52 lakh.

Shuttler P V Sindhu, wrestler Bajrang Punia, sprinter Hima Das and BCCI President Sourav Gangully have also come forward to provide financial aid to fight the pandemic. The BCCI has contributed Rs 51 crore to PM Relief fund. (PTI)

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