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Coronavirus: Virat Kohli talks about migrant workers, daily wagers

Virat Kohli spoke about the plight of the migrant workers and daily wagers during the lockdown in India due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Coronavirus Virat Kohli talks about migrant workers daily wagers
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 25, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli lauded people who are risking their lives to provide food to the needy during the lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Also, Kohli said migrant workers and daily wagers were struggling in these difficult times.

On Friday evening (April 24), Kohli was talking to his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers in a live session on Instagram. The two superstars discussed how life had been during the lockdowns in India and South Africa.

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The 31-year-old Kohli said the number of coronavirus cases had not gone up but talked about the struggles of those people who don’t have food to eat.

“Luckily the graph has not shot up in a drastic way. People are quite optimistic how the things are going to pan out,” Kohli told De Villiers.

“But, look, it is still difficult. People are trapped inside; especially the guys who don’t get food to eat in this day and age. The migrant workers and the guys, who work on daily wages, are really struggling. There are so many things happening,” the Delhi right-hander added.

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The RCB skipper praised the people who were providing food to the needy. He also said there is a silver lining to everything.

“There are so many amazing people doing such a great job. It is good to see the human side coming up. That is the only option we have right now. No ego, no manipulations anywhere, trying to help people. There is always a silver lining to all of this. I can truly see that, you know that many people reach out and make an effort, risking their lives to help others is such an amazing thing to see in such a crisis situation. Hopefully we are on the right path as well,” Kohli said.

The 13th edition of the IPL has been suspended indefinitely due to the virus. It was scheduled to start on March 29.

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