IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma fundraiser crosses 10cr mark, receives whopping 5cr from MPL – Indian captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma’s fundraiser has received a huge amount of Rs 5 crore from MPL Sports Foundation. With this donation, they have now crossed the 10 crore mark.
To announce the news Virat Kohli took to Twitter, “Thank you MPL Sports Foundation for your generous contribution of 5 crore in our fight against Covid-19. With your help we have now increased our target to 11 crore. Anushka & I are deeply grateful for your unconditional support. @PlayMPL
Thank you MPL Sports Foundation for your generous contribution of 5 crore in our fight against Covid-19. With your help we have now increased our target to 11 crore. Anushka & I are deeply grateful for your unconditional support. 🙏@PlayMPL#InThisTogether #ActNow
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 12, 2021
The fundraiser’s goal, as per the description on the Ketto page, is to ensure ‘deployment of oxygen solutions, including concentrators and oxygen plants to hospitals across India, and also look at bolstering medical manpower, home care and help scale India’s vaccination efforts’ as the country battles a second wave of the pandemic.
Earlier, in their joint video post on Friday, the power couple urged the fans to step forward to help others who are suffering. Anushka wrote, “As our country battles the second wave of Covid-19, and our healthcare systems are facing extreme challenges, it breaks my heart to see our people suffering. So, Virat and I have initiated a campaign #InThisTogether, with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.”
The actor had also said in an Instagram post that she didn’t celebrate her birthday this year, but thanked fans for their wishes. Last year, Anushka and Virat had contributed money towards the PM-Cares relief fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) as well.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli received his first dose of Covishield ahead of the ICC World Test Championship.
Kohli will be travelling to England for the inaugural WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton starting from Friday. It will be followed by a five-Test series against England from August 4.