On Friday former South Africa skipper and batsman AB De Villiers on instagram live session with Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that he would be auctioned his and Virat Kohli cricket kits of the 2016 IPL match against the Gujarat Lions for raising funds to help in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic.
Both players have decided to auctioned their RCB kits from the 2016 Green Day match against Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru. In that match both players had scored a century and make a record breaking partnership for the second wicket.
Talking about this initiative, de Villiers told Kohli: “In 2016 IPL match against Gujarat Lions, we both scored centuries, it was a good partnership, it was an enjoyable one, I got 120 odd and you got your hundred towards the end, it was the Green game, we did our bit for creating awareness about the environment”.
“The plan now is to get our kits to go for an online auction, the green kits would go for auction, people can go and bid and all the proceeds will go the COVID-19 fund and it is a cause which will provide food to the maximum number of people, he added.
According to John Hopkins University, world wide over 2.7 million people tested positive for coronavirus pandemic and 191,000 died due to this deadly virus.