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Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to Covid Heroes in IPL 2020

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have come up with a new initiative – where RCB would pay tribute to the real COVID-19 warriors throughout Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. The RCB camp would be paying tribute to these Real Challengers through #MyCovidHeroes initiative.

RCB squad will proudly don a tribute jersey with the message “My Covid Heroes” both during training and matches for the entire tournament. The message will be displayed on the back of both the jerseys. RCB team will also be supporting GiveIndia Foundation by donating the proceeds from the auction of the jerseys that players wear during season’s first RCB match.

RCB captain Virat Kohli said he was proud to be a part of the campaign. “Indeed a great campaign to be part of. It’s something we are doing for the first tiome. These people have come out of their own to help the people selflessly not thinking about their own situation, only to help others. We are happy to be a part of this campaign to wear this jersey during traiing as well as during the matches,” Kohli said during the launch of the initiative.

Kohli also saluted the Real Challengers who worked tirelessly to help others during the lockdown and shared his learnings from the experience.

“From personal point of view, we did not have any of these challenges which some of this heroes have faced. The first hand challenge of watching some of these people do their basic work, not able to go back home when they had an opton, showed their character. They were respectful of their kob, iresepctivbe of how bad the situation is. It taught me not to run away from situations. Everyday we were inspired and amazed. That was my personal experience,” Kohli said.

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