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Here’s the amount of money Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma donated to PM CARES and CM Relief Fund!

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have pledged donations for the PM-CARES and CM Relief Funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Kohli and Anushka joined celebs across the country by announcing their financial support against the pandemic. The Indian skipper and his wife took to social media to pledge their financial support. The couple did not disclose the amount donated by them giving rise to speculations among fans around the country.

The Indian skipper is among the biggest names in world cricket at the moment. His wife, Anushka,on the other hand, has been a familiar name in the Bollywood industry for quite some time. Sources close to the industry have stated that the couple have jointly donated Rs. 3 crore towards the cause.

“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,” Kohli tweeted. Anushka also posted the same message on her timeline.

Virat and Anushka have been fairly active on social media, creating awareness about the Coronavirus during their self-isolation. Anushka earlier shared a video urging her fans to stay indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kohli also posted a video urging all citizens to follow the guidelines issued by the government.

“Hello, I am Virat Kohli. Today I am speaking to you not as an India player, but as a citizen of the country. What I have seen in the last few days people moving in groups, not abiding by curfew rules, not following lockdown guidelines it shows that we are taking the fight very lightly. But this fight is not as easy as it looks or feels,” Kohli said on twitter.

“I wish to request everyone to please maintain social distancing and follow it. Also we should follow the directives given by the government and just for once think how you would feel if due to your negligence someone in your family gets affected by the virus. Please follow the experts as they are working very hard,” he added.

“It will only be successful when we follow our duties rather than going out in groups and breaking rules. This for me is an act against the country’s well-being. So now, I along with all of you wish to see things improve and please follow the directives of the government. Jai Hind!” the Indian skipper went on to conclude.

Various celebrities from the cricket community have come together to fight the pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar had donated Rs 50 lakh while Suresh Raina has contributed with Rs 52 lakh. The BCCI contributed Rs 51 lakh to the PM relief fund while President Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir have also come forward with their financial support.

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