Virat Kohli starts working for COVID-19 relief after IPL 2021 postponement

On Tuesday, he was spotted with Yuva Sena member Rahul N Kanal

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Virat Kohli playing a shot
Virat Kohli playing a shot. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian national team, has pulled his socks up and started working for the ones affected in the COVID-19 pandemic. The 32-year-old, recently, was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. However, the tournament had to be postponed for an indefinite time period due to the pandemic.

Ever since the coronavirus started wreaking havoc last year, Kohli has been pretty vocal about taking precautionary measures to stay safe. Recently, he was spotted with Yuva Sena member Rahul N Kanal where they held a dialogue about the incredible movement.

Virat Kohli takes a step forward

On Wednesday, May 5, Kanal shared a couple of pictures on his official Twitter handle and revealed that the Delhi-born Virat has started working for the ones in the pandemic.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “Meeting our Captain…Respect and love for the movement he has started working on for COVID relief… No words just Respect and Prayers for all his efforts!!! @imVkohli,”

On Tuesday itself, it was learned that the IPL would be postponed. The Board of Control for Cricket in India was clear cut in saying that it didn’t want to compromise on the safety of the ones, involved in the T20 tournament.

“We have suspended the IPL for now. The new window will be worked out later on. A statement will follow soon,” IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel told.

“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” the BCCI stated in an advisory.

“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.”

Among cricketers, Amit Mishra, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the virus. In the support staff and other categories, Laxmipathy Balaji, Michael Hussey and a bus driver tested positive. In the meantime, the BCCI is seeming to look at a September window to finish the remaining matches of the tournament.

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