The Indian sports fraternity has always been providing a helping hand in the country’s fight against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, from monetary aids to assisting the underprivileged of the society. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, the country’s favourite couple, had earlier did their part in contributing to relief funds, and now they have also joined hands to support the Mumbai police, who are toiling in the battle against the COVID-19 crisis.
Maharashtra is the worst affected Indian state in the virus outbreak, with 23,264 confirmed positive cases and a death toll of 731 till date. The police force of the state’s capital city Mumbai has been on active duty since the onset of the pandemic, and helping the men and women in uniform was a touch of noble initiative from Virushka.
The official Twitter handle of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Shri Param Bir Singh confirmed the news earlier today. The couple donated of Rs 5 lakhs each to the Mumbai Police welfare.
“Thank you, @imVkohli and@AnushkaSharma for contributing Rs. 5 lacs each towards the welfare of Mumbai Police personnel. Your contribution will safeguard those at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus,” CP Singh tweeted.
Thank you, @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for contributing Rs. 5 lacs each towards the welfare of Mumbai Police personnel.
Your contribution will safeguard those at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus.#MumbaiPoliceFoundationAdvertisement
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) May 9, 2020
Virat and Anushka previously had donated an undisclosed amount to the PM CARES fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Men in Blue skipper also paired up with his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate AB de Villers, to raise funds for the poor.
The couple recently faced a tragic incident, when they lost their pet dog Bruno, who was 11 years old. Both Kohli and Anushka posted heartwarming photos on Instagram on 6th May.
Back in April, Kohli decided to passively adopt 15 rescued stray dogs, at the Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE), in Bengaluru.
Coronavirus has put a halt to all sporting activity in India, and the current lock down is now on extension until May 17th. The country has seen more than 62,000 COVID-19 cases as of today, and 2,089 patients have succumbed to death.