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You’re the real heroes: Anushka and Virat to healthcare & frontline workers

By Priyanka Verma 
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have expressed gratitude towards healthcare and frontline workers who have helped everyone in difficult times in fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Lauding their efforts and dedication amid the second and deadly wave of coronavirus, Anushka tweeted along with a video, “We’d like to say a big thank you to all our healthcare and frontline workers, their dedication is truly inspiring. You continue to risk your lives for the nation, and for that, we are eternally grateful to you.”

“You are the real heroes, for Virat and I, and for the nation,” she added.

“I have nothing but gratitude for all the healthcare & frontline workers, I am in awe of their spirit and dedication. I also want to thank all the people who came forward in such difficult times & helped each other. India is grateful to have heroes like you,” Kohli tweeted.

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Anushka, along with husband Virat Kohli, has also started a movement to help people amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

The couple has collaborated with crowd-funding platform Ketto for the campaign #InThisTogether and has, so far, donated Rs over 3 crore for this initiative. They aim to raise Rs 7 crore for COVID-19 relief in India.

Talking about the same, Anushka had said: “India is going through an extremely difficult time and the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country to a state of crisis. It is time for all of us to come together and do our bit for our fellow countrymen who are in serious need of support.

“Virat and I have been hugely pained looking at the inexplicable suffering that people are going through and we hope that this fund will aid in our fight against the virus that we are all helplessly witnessing. We are praying for everyone’s safety. We hope that you join us in our prayers to save as many lives as possible because we are all in this together.”

Virat had said, “We are going through an unprecedented time in the history of our country and our nation needs all of us to unite and save as many people as possible. Anushka and I have been shocked to see humans suffering since last year. We have been working towards helping as many people as possible all through the pandemic and now, India wants our support more than ever.

“We are starting this fundraiser with the confidence that we will be able to raise substantial funds to aid those in dire need. We are confident that people will come forward to support fellow countrymen in crisis. We are in this together and we shall overcome this.”

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