Virat Kohli has been leading Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2013, but is yet to steer the side to its maiden Indian Premier League title. Meanwhile, RCB have always associated themselves with a number of social causes. They are currently supporting COVID-19 social workers.
Virat Kohli is not just a gentleman when it comes to cricket, but is also laudable for his social works, including charity. Furthermore, being associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), it has made him even prominent in this field.
This season, RCB are doing a social campaign, namely #MyCOVIDHeros, where the side is honouring the social workers, who are risking their lives during the raging pandemic to help everyone, amidst hard times, besides being careful regarding their safety and well-being, along with their loved ones.
On the same note, Kohli had changed his Twitter name to Simranjeet Singh, as a part of RCB's ongoing campaign to honour the social worker. Although fans were baffled as to what it exactly meant, while some even wondered that if his account was hacked, they soon realised the cause.
Nonetheless, some of the Twitteratis hailed RCB's initiative, besides also commending Kohli's cause of changing his social-media name. Here are some of the tweets, appreciating Kohli's purpose:
Massive respect for Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who will have names of #CovidHeroes on their jerseys for the IPL season. Sport spreading the message of humanity and generosity is the need of the hour and who better than these two ambassadors of our game to do that. pic.twitter.com/HhnUzG3OCh— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 21, 2020
Virat Kohli fans are trolling me for wondering who Simranjeet Singh is. Don't know whether to laugh or cry at the irony. Like they are trolling ME, ME of all people -- the biggest Kohli supporter on earth! 🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/NhN85Gmi2X— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) September 21, 2020
Abd &Virat Kohli Changed His Profile Picture and User Name To "paritosh pant"& "Simranjeet singh" To Give Tribute To COVID Heroes.— Nandgave Sachin (@NandgaveSachin) September 21, 2020
thats reason why #RCB is awesome!
Keep Your Heads High RCBians 😍🔥#WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/QPeweMpDoE
Virat Kohli Changed his Name— Manobhiram_DHFM💥 (@i_am_DHFM_) September 21, 2020
Simranjeet Singh, a hearing impaired, he
approached people to raise donations for the
poor suffering in the pandemic and many Deaf
individuals agreed. Simranjeet Singh along
with his friends raised Rs 98,000 to help
RCB are off to a winning start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, having beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in their opening game. The side is one of the three sides to have never won the tournament to date, and would be aiming to end their 13-year jinx.
Last Updated 23, Sep 2020, 5:50 PM