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India Tour of England: India captain Virat Kohli launches fundraiser to assist financially affected COVID victims

India Tour of England: India captain Virat Kohli has launched another fundraiser for COVID-19 victims. This time, he has teamed up with Give India’s global fundraiser to raise money and help those who have suffered economically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign has been launched in collaboration with Brazilian football superstar Neymar and former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez besides India opener KL Rahul.

“Over 250,000 families have lost earning members to COVID-19 impacting their livelihood. Today, I join Team for Humanity to raise funds for families economically affected by COVID. You can join us too by donating at the link in the bio,” Virat Kohli said in an Instagram post.

India Tour of England: With a target of Rs 10 crore, the fundraiser aims to assist each bereaved family with one-time cash support of Rs 30,000. The amount will be sent directly to the victims through NGO partners.

While the fundraiser did not mention how much Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Neymar or Suarez have donated so far, it is likely to surpass its target with a global audience.

Earlier, Virat Kohli and his wife Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma raised Rs 7 crore for COVID-19 relief through crowdfunding on Ketto. The couple had donated Rs 2 crore in the fight against India’s COVID-19 crisis. The target of the fundraiser was Rs 7 crore and it has already crossed the halfway mark. The raised funds will go to ACT Grants which will help in procuring medical supplies and oxygen concentrators. After Yuzvendra Chahal joined in with Rs 95,000 contribution, Indian Super League side Hyderabad FC owner Varun Tripuraneni chipped on with Rs 2.5 lakh.

India Tour of England: Virat Kohli is currently in England for a five-match Test series. After a short vacation, he will join the rest of the squad members on July 14 in Durham to play two warm-up matches to prepare for the gruelling series.

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