Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma save a kid’s life by raising funds for the world's most expensive drug

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma save a kid’s life by raising funds for the world’s most expensive drug

On Monday, the power couple saved the life of a little kid Ayaansh Gupta, who was suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Many prominent personalities have come forward to help the Indian citizens amid the COVID-19 catastrophe in the country. While Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been regularly providing necessities to needy people, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has donated one crore to raise funds for oxygen concentrators. Indian captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma also stepped up in these times and helped several citizens by raising funds for COVID-19 relief.

The power couple initiated a fundraiser to help those affected by the devastating second wave of Covid-19. Many fans joined Virat and Anushka’s noble efforts and donated to the fundraiser. Subsequently, the duo rescued many needy people by providing them oxygen concentrators, hospital beds, and other supplies.

On Monday, the power couple saved the life of a little kid Ayaansh Gupta, who was suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder. He needed the world’s most expensive medicine, Zolgensma costing INR 16 crore to overcome the disease. Aayansh’s parents had created a Twitter account named ‘AyaanshFightsSMA’ to raise money for their kid’s treatment. On Monday (May 23), the page informed that Ayaansh has got the required medical supply thanks to Kohli and Anushka.

Ayaansh Gupta’s parents thank Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

“Never thought that this arduous journey we set on to #saveayaanshgupta would culminate this beautifully. Happy to announce tht we have reachd ₹16 Cr. needed to get #Zolgensma for #Ayaansh.  A big thank you to every person who supported us. This is your victory,” the account tweeted.

“@imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma – we always loved you as fans. But what you have done for Ayaansh and this campaign is beyond what we expected. Thanks for your generosity. You helped us win this match of life with a six! Will always be indebted for your help to #saveayaanshgupta,” read another tweet.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is currently serving isolation with his Indian teammates in Mumbai. On June 2, the national team will fly to England for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand, which gets underway on June 18. Notably, India will further undergo a 14-day quarantine period upon their arrival in England. Hence, they won’t have much time to get in the groove.

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