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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB to sport ‘blue jersey’, donate for oxygen support amid COVID-19 crisis in India

New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Sunday announced that the franchise will be making a financial donation to help the Bengaluru healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support and other cities of India.

RCB skipper Virat Kohli (Photo Credit: RCB Twitter, PTI)

New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Sunday announced that the franchise will be making a financial donation to help the Bengaluru healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support and other cities of India.

In a video posted on RCB’s official social media handles, Kohli also revealed that RCB will be sporting a special “blue jersey” in one of their upcoming matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to pay respect and show solidarity towards all the front-line workers who have led the fight against COVID-19.

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“RCB has identified key areas where much needed help is required immediately in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support in Bangalore and other cities, and will be making a financial contribution towards this,” said Kohli in a video posted on RCB’s Twitter.

“This season RCB is going to be sporting a special Blue jersey in 1 of the upcoming matches with key messaging on the match kit to pay our respect and show solidarity to all the front line heroes who have spent last year wearing PPE kits and leading the fight against the pandemic,” he added.

 

The Bengaluru-based franchise is also set to auction all the signed player jerseys from the match to raise more money for supporting healthcare infrastructure.

“RCB will also auction all the signed player jerseys from this game to raise money and add to our earlier financial contribution supporting healthcare infrastructure related to oxygen support. We also urge you stay home and get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity,” said Kohli.

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India on Sunday reported a minor dip in new cases as the country reported 3,92,488 new infections in the last 24 hours. The tally was lower than the previous day high of 4,01,993 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday. A dip of 9,505 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, similar to the figures reported on Friday, hints that the infections may see plateauing in the next week, if the active ratios in the states remain constant and gradual tapering.

The total number of infections now stands at 1,95,57,457 cases in the country.

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