Just like celebrities across the globe, India cricket captain Virat Kohli has been busy too creating awareness among the mass about the coronavirus pandemic. The cricket superstar as well as his wife Anushka Sharma and other Indian cricketers have been busy urging the people to stay indoors and take all precautions to make sure that the pandemic does not increase in the country.
But unlike many, the Indian cricketers are yet to donate money towards the cause. Big names from sports around the world as well as in India have come forward to offer monetary help as the world fights against the deadly pandemic. And fans are not at all happy with it.
As things stand, India need its heroes to stand up and come forward to help. The needy across the country have been hit hard due to government’s decision of a 21-day complete lockdown to combat the pandemic. However, Virat Kohli is yet to pledge any help for the needy.
Unsurprisingly, a number of fans took to Twitter to slam the India batting star for not donating money to the needy during the testing times. Citing the examples of other sports personalities who have made generous donations, the fans tore Virat Kohli apart for his non-action.
Here are some of the reactions:
I don’t care what @imVkohli fans say. He has endorsements worth $20 mn and salary $4 mn. What’s he done for fighting Corona? Nothing. (Love to know if he has.)
Stuart Broad has a salary of $0.8 mn and is worth $70 mn but he’s converting his pubs into grocery centers.
— Vinayak (@vinayak_jain) March 25, 2020
इंडिया में एक भगवान मंदिर में थे, एक क्रिकेट में. दोनों ने ही जनता से मुँह फेर लिया है. ये बस आशीर्वाद देंगे, पैसे नहीं.
रोज़र फ़ेडरर ने तो बहुत पैसे दे दिए अपनी जनता को. शायद वो भगवान नहीं बने थे वहाँ, इंसान ही रह गए.
— Jyoti Yadav (@jyotiyadaav) March 25, 2020
Where are our Bharat Ratna Sachin, Great Virat Kohli,Dhoni and other hundreds busy doing TV advertisements ? https://t.co/JqcRZzDvzt
— श्रवण गर्ग (@ShravanGarg) March 25, 2020
— Amar Singh (@iSinghAmar) March 26, 2020
Are sir Thodi si help bhi kardo itna paisa kaha leke jana he…..Yahi time he real Idol bano 🙏
— Ajay Batte (@BatteAjay) March 25, 2020
The country needs financial help. You are such a big player, you cannot do anything for the country, just learn something from Ronaldo except sports.
— Sufyan shaikh (@SSK_866) March 25, 2020
Messages , that's all they can give
Earning in millions and don't have a heart to donate some for daily want people.
— Tushaar ● (@UPsayHoon) March 26, 2020
Listen both of you … stop this celebrity stunt to get publicity..
Talk is cheap..
Dig deep in your pockets to help poor ..
Donate kindly and help ppl..
Think about poor ppl who needs to pay bills and fees family..
If you can’t help both of you get lost..
— Harry Jethwa (@HarryJethwa1) March 25, 2020
— Resplendent Bohemian (@pooja_gogoi) March 25, 2020
At least distribute few money to the people @imVkohli, learn from Gautam Gambhir and pakistani cricketer. We love you but u guys just focus on making money….. Isn't this time to help for humanity..:)
— Dinkar Aarya (@DinkarAarya) March 25, 2020
And the @imvkohli's of the world are busy sharing glamorous videos with his filmy wife!Shame on these filthy rich heartless dudes!!!Kudosnto the Hima Das of the world-who may not be rich but has the biggest heart in the world!!!
— Hasta La Vista (@BossmanSugar) March 27, 2020
Meanwhile, all the major international and domestic fixtures are off as cricket boards around the globe have come forward to prioritise safety over the game.
Earlier this month, the BCCI called off the three-match ODI series against South Africa after initially deciding to hold the last two games behind closed doors. The BCCI have also suspended the IPL till April 15 and reports suggest that there is a big chance, the tournament might get cancelled altogether this year.
The likes of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and other cricket countries have also called off their international and domestic fixtures.