Guwahati: Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be seen donning specially-customised jersey throughout the tournament. The RCB jerseys will have ‘My Covid Heroes’ message inscribed on the back, which they will wear both during the training and the main matches throughout the tournament.
The RCB would be paying tribute to the selfless frontline warriors who are winning the battle of humanity through the #MyCovidHeroes initiatives and acknowledge the efforts and honour the sacrifices made by these frontline warriors.
The customised jerseys, which will be a part of RCB’s season opener on September 21 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, will be auctioned, and the proceeds will be donated to support the Give India Foundation, said RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala during the jersey launch on Thursday.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore has always stood for playing bold in the face of adversities, and we believe that right now these Covid Heroes are embodying this purpose by relentlessly fighting for the greater good.”, Churiwala further added.
Speaking at the jersey launch on Thursday, RCB skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is honored to have been able to don the customized jersey and said that he was awestruck on hearing the stories of the Covid-19 heroes.
“I am truly proud to wear RCB’s ‘My Covid Heroes’ jersey as a sign of solidarity and gratitude to everyone who is right now going the extra mile to support the community at large.”Kohli said.”In the past few months, whenever I heard the stories of the Covid Heroes it has given me literal goosebumps.”, the skipper further added.
Apart from wearing the jerseys during the games, the RCB players will be sharing some of the inspirational stories about the various ‘COVID heroes’ throughout the season on the team’s social media handle, which they have already been doing.
During the T-shirt launch on Thursday, RCB also honored a few Covid-19 warriors giving them a platform to share their stories in front of the world.
A few RCB stars, including skipper Kohli, Parthiv Patel and Devdutt Padikkal also interacted with the Covid-19 warriors present in the event.
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