Virat Kohli provides financial assistance for former cricketer’s mother’s COVID-19 treatment

Virat Kohli

Team India skipper Virat Kohli has previously donated sums for the needful ones and once again stepped up to helped out for the COVID-19 treatment of K.S. Sravanthi Naidu’s mother, S.K. Suman.

Sravanthi’s mother is reportedly in critical condition and she had appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) and the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) for providing help for her treatment.

Virat Kohli donates a sum of Rs 6.77 lakh

Virat Kohli

The Indian batting ace, Kohli donated a whopping amount of Rs. 6.77 lakhs for the treatment. He was tagged in a tweet by N. Vidya Yadav who is the former BCCI South Zone convenor (women’s cricket) and sister of former BCCI President, N. Shivlal Yadav. She had reached out for help for Sravanthi.

Sravanthi has represented India in one Test, 4 ODIs and 6 T2OIs. She made her last appearance as the player for the country back in 2014. She was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. It is understood that she had already spent a large sum of Rs 16 lakh on her parents’ treatment who had both tested positive for the deadly virus.

Vidya said: “Honestly, I was amazed at his spontaneous gesture. Such a great gesture from such a great cricketer. I am also grateful to the Indian fielding coach R. Sridhar who also took up the issue with Kohli.”

Vidya has been the medium to arrange the required funds to help the cricketer and has been associated with Shivlal. The HCA Apex Council has already sanctioned Rs 3 lakhs for Sravanthi and would be further releasing an additional amount of Rs 2 lakhs.

It has been reported that Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma have already donated a staggering sum of Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project which will raise a total of Rs 7 crore to fight COVID-19 in India.

India is battling with the second wave of COVID-19 that has caused massive devastation and damage. Even, The 2020 IPL was postponed from its normal schedule of April-May in India and shifted to the UAE in September. This year’s edition is also currently suspended with the doubts about resuming the tournament.

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