They have batted day and night to support those in need: Virat
To pay tribute to Covid warriors during IPL 2020, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team will wear #MyCovidHeroes tribute jerseys throughout the season. The jerseys will be auctioned later to support Give India Foundation.
The RCB players will also share inspirational stories of Covid heroes on the team’s social media handles.
At the launch of the initiative, Sanjeev Churiwala, Chairman, RCB, said, “Royal Challengers Bangalore has always stood for playing bold in the face of adversities, and we believe that right now these Covid heroes are embodying this purpose by relentlessly fighting for the greater good. Through this campaign, we wanted to be among the first to pay tribute to their challenger spirit both on and off the field.”
The RCB team will proudly don a tribute jersey with the message “My Covid Heroes” both during training and matches for the entire tournament. More on this here. 👇🏻https://t.co/U6dMwfalvS— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 17, 2020
Virat Kohli, Captain, RCB, said, “I am truly proud to wear RCB’s ‘MyCovidHeroes’ jersey as a sign of solidarity and gratitude to everyone who is right now going the extra mile to support the community at large. They have batted day and night and fought on the field, and I am honoured to call them my heroes.”
During the launch, RCB players including Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel and Devdutt Paddikal were seen interacting with ‘Real Challengers’ Simranjeet Singh, Hetika Shah and Zeeshan Javid.
- Simranjeet Singh has not let his hearing impairment stop him from helping others during the pandemic, having raised Rs 98,000 to help those in need.
- Hetika Shah has developed a a ‘4S Shield’ face mask, that covers all four sensory organs, to protect frontline workers.
- Zeeshan Javid is helping migrant workers in need by distributing milk. He and his team have so far distributed 20,080 litres of milk among 40,000 children living in 45 different areas of North Bengaluru.
Meet our Real Challenger, Zeeshan Javid who helped a whole community of labourers by providing hundreds of litres of milk to their families.— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 17, 2020
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