Virat Kohli donates 6.77 lakhs for COVID-19 treatment of Sravanthi Naidu's mother

Virat Kohli donates 6.77 lakhs for COVID-19 treatment of Sravanthi Naidu's mother

Virat Kohli during a media interaction © ICC/Getty Images

India’s men team skipper Virat Kohli has donated 6.77 lakhs to former India cricketer S.K. Sravanthi Naidu towards her mother S.K. Suman’s COVID-19 treatment, Sportstar reported.

Naidu, who played 11 international matches for India, has already spent Rs. 16 lakhs for the treatment of her parents and was struggling with lack of funds to pay hospital bills. The former Hyderabad player had appealed to Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), BCCI and other bodies to help her with the treatment.

Kohli’s contribution came after former BCCI South Zone convener N. Vidya Yadav tweeted to him seeking help to generate fund for 34-year-old Naidu’s parents.

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“Honestly, I was amazed at his spontaneous gesture. Such a great gesture from such a great cricketer,” Vidya was quoted as saying. "I am also grateful to the Indian fielding coach R. Sridhar who also took up the issue with Kohli.”

The report also said that the HCA Apex Council has released an amount of Rs. 3 lakhs towards the cause and will sanction another two lakhs.

India and Andhra cricketer Hanuma Vihari has set up a Ketto fundraiser for the cause urging the fraternity and general public to help the former left-arm spinner.

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