'My Covid Heroes': Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to frontline warriors in IPL 2020

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 17, 2020, 04.48 PM(IST) Sep 17, 2020, 05.13 PM(IST)

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These new jerseys will be used during the entire Indian Premier League. The jerseys worn by the players on the first match will be auctioned and the money will be donated to Give India foundation.

IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore have paid tribute to the frontline warriors during the coronavirus pandemic by inscribing 'My Covid Heroes' on their training and match jerseys. According to the team, it is a small way of showing their respect to these "amazing people."

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These new jerseys will be used during the entire Indian Premier League. The jerseys worn by the players on the first match will be auctioned and the money will be donated to Give India foundation.

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin their IPL campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. 

"It is indeed a great campaign to be a part of, something that we are doing for the first time as a team," Kohli said during a virtual press conference on Thursday.

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"We have seen the appreciation for people who have come into their own and really thought of the whole world's perspective when it comes to helping people. And selflessly going out and not thinking of their own situation, only and only to help others around them. So, we feel proud as team RCB to be a part of this campaign, to wear these jerseys on the field and while training as well, just to pay our respect and a little tribute to all these amazing people that have come up and shown their true character in these tough times," he added.

The Indian skipper also saluted these COVID-19 warriors who have been selfless in their actions.

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"These have been very, very challenging times. We all know that, we have all experienced that at some level but for a lot of people, the challenges are way more than what we can ever imagine. And I think just to appreciate that and to understand their situation, is the least we can do. And from our side, we have absolute respect and admiration for what these people have done selflessly, not at any level to get appreciation or adulation. It was selfless, organic will to help someone else in need. So, a big salute to that," said the 31-year-old.

Meanwhile, Sanjeev Churiwala, chairman of RCB said: "Royals Challengers Bangalore salutes these real challengers who are helping humanity on the frontline through the #MyCovidHeroes campaign. It is an initiative to acknowledge the efforts and honour the sacrifices made by these real challengers. We are going to pay tribute to every individual who has right now embraced the challengers spirit by having the message 'My Covid Heroes' inscribed on all the RCB jerseys, both during training and matches."

"The players will be wearing these jerseys for the entire tournament. The jerseys the players wear for RCB's first match will be auctioned and the proceeds will be donated to Give India foundation."

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