AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli Put up their Gear for Auction to Raise Money for COVID-19 Funds

India’s cricket team captain Virat Kohli and former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers have put up their gear from a 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) match up for auction, with the hope of raising money for funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020 17:05 IST

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RCB Duo’s initiative to raise funds for COVID-19

AB de Villiers had initially shared the photo along with the details for the auction, with a heartfelt post. He revealed that he and Virat Kohli will be putting up their gear on auction to raise funds for COVID-19.

The match in question saw Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the quondam Gujarat Lions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Kohli and De Villiers were both in stunning form, and the two batting maestros hit centuries as RCB smashed 248. The two batsmen shared a 229-run stand, which is the second biggest partnership in Twenty20 cricket.

The RCB duo had initially revealed their plan to auction the matching gear when they had an Instagram live chat session earlier in the month.

"I'm glad to be doing this with my very dear friend @abdevilliers17," Kohli shared on Instagram on Monday, along with a photo from the match as well as pictures of the gear he is giving away. AB de Villiers revealed that Kohli was donating his bat and gloves from that match while he was giving away his shirt and bat. Check out his post here: