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IPL 2020: Kohli, Steyn, De Villiers Pay Salute To Real Challengers

Virat Kohli taking to Dale Steyn. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli along with Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers paid salute to the ‘real challengers’ who have been fighting day in day out to keep us safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the pandemic has put the entire globe in a standstill with the death toll rising with every passing day.

In the third part of its ‘My COVID Heroes’ series, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star batsman AB de Villiers talks about his parents. Previously, Kohli and de Villiers had also joined hands to raise money by auctioning their sports gear to fight the pandemic.

Kohli Steyn De Villiers Salute Real Challengers

‘Just like AB’s parents, we all know of real challengers in our lives who have been fighting on the frontline during this pandemic. Share their stories with us using #MyCOVIDHeroes #WeAreChallengers These challengers deserve to be known, deserve to be celebrated! #PlayBold’, RCB captioned the video.

‘If jerseys could talk, this one would have said thank you. Let me tell you about my real challenger. That is my dad (Abraham B de Villiers). He’s a general practitioner from back home, in South Africa, who worked on the frontline during the COVID pandemic. He put himself on the line. My mum (Millie de Villiers) also helped in the practice. And I am very proud to be their son.’

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Virat Kohli also shared his thoughts on the COVID warriors of the country. He expressed his salute to all those people who stood at the forefront to fight the novel coronavirus.

‘We, Royal Challengers, give a royal salute to each and every real challenger out there. To the countless real challengers, whose undying spirit and sacrifice made it possible for all of us to get back on the field” Kohli said.

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The trio of Kohli, Steyn and De Villiers like every other year will be key to RCB’s chances of lifting their maiden IPL trophy.

The Virat-Kohli led side had their best IPL season in 2016 when they made the finals with skipper Kohli scoring 973 runs in the season.

RCB start off their IPL 2020 campaign by facing off against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 21 in Dubai.