Johannesburg: Former South Africa batsman AB De Villiers has announced on Tuesday, April 27 that he will be donating the key items along with Virat Kohli from an RCB match against Gujarat Lions. De Villiers took to Instagram and wrote that cricket has given him incredible memories and, among which the most precious stands the partnership with Virat Kohli, Playing for RCB, and against Gujarat Lions in 2016. Remembering about their partnership, he wrote, "Everything clicked on what was a truly unforgettable night at the IPL. The capacity crowd at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium was going crazy, and we both scored centuries in a partnership of 229 runs from 96 balls. More importantly, RCB won the match by 144 runs" As the world is facing a global crisis due to COVID-19, Virat and De Villiers have decided to help people in need, people struggling to put food on the table. De Villiers wrote," So we are donating some of the key items from that special day in 2016: Virat’s bat and gloves, my shirt and bat and creating one unique auction item, on the Bid or Buy online platform(link in my bio-type keywords in the search button to find the piece). All money raised will be donated to charities supporting people most severely affected by the crisis, split 50/50 between charities working in SA and India." "Immediately after the auction closes on 10 May 2020, I will personally contact the winner and make arrangements for the package to be delivered to your home," he added.
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