Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma pledged their support to the Prime Minister and the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief funds to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the world in disarray. Kohli, who has been constantly urging people to practice social-distancing via video messages, took to Twitter to announce the decision. However, he did not specify how much the couple would be donating.
Virat wrote on Instagram, “Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona.”
Many big names from the Bollywood industry like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan have pledged their support to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus.
Anushka and Virat had earlier shared a video message for their fans, urging them to stay indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. The couple’s message comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ‘Janta curfew’ to curb the virus’ spread.
The coronavirus outbreak has infected over 1000 people in India with 27 people succumbing to the disease. A number of famous personalities have come forward to contribute to the fight against the disease, which has caused 34,000 deaths across the globe.