India men’s team skipper Virat Kohli donated INR 6.77 Lakhs towards the treatment of a former India woman cricketer K.S. Sravanthi Naidu’s mother S.K. Suman, who is being treated for COVID-19. Sravanthi had also appealed to the BCCI and the Hyderabad Cricket Association among many others regarding the same.
Kohli’s action was in retaliation to a tweet written to N. Vidya Yadav, former BCCI South Zone (women’s cricket) convenor and sister of former BCCI president N. Shivlal Yadav. Vidya tweeted to seek help for Sravanthi who had spent INR 16 Lakhs towards the treatment of her parents as both of them tested positive for COVID-19.
Former India cricketer Sravanthi Naidu’s parents S.K.Suman(57) & Govind Naidu(61) are in critical condition fighting #covid. The treatment is expensive, needs immediate fund support.
Please contact +91 99895 92339, if you can help. pic.twitter.com/U1ttf2mMf9
— Vishal Yadav (@vishalyadavgcc) May 19, 2021
“Honestly, I was amazed at his spontaneous gesture. Such a great gesture from such a great cricketer. I am also grateful to the Indian fielding coach R. Sridhar who also took up the issue with Kohli,” Vidya was quoted telling Sportstar.
India women’s team ODI and Test skipper Mithali Raj had also shared R. Sridhar’s tweet urging people to help. In addition, The Hyderabad Cricket Association also sanctioned INR 3 Lakhs for the above-mentioned cause and will be releasing 2 Lakhs more.
The 34-year-old former player has played four ODIs and one Test for India women. She also holds the record for producing the best bowling spell in the WT20I debut (4/9). Naidu played one Test and four ODIs till 2014.
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