AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli put memorabilia from IPL 2016 for auction, funds to be donated in India, SA.  |  Photo Credit: IANS Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli have had several match-winning partnerships for their team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli and De Villiers have put some memorabilia for auction from the game against Gujrat Lions in IPL 2016. The duo's heroics powered RCB to a huge total of 248 runs, batting first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The South African star, who is a huge crowd-puller in India, made an announcement about the online auction on social media and said that the funds generated from their initiative will be divided equally between charities in India and South Africa to help feed the poor and the needy in current testing times. "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 key words in the search button to find the piece). 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," AB wrote on Instagram. Fans can check the link on his Instagram profile to bid for the memorabilia and help contribute to the nobel cause. AB and Kohli had earlier announced that they will be coming together to generate funds in the fight against the pandemic during a chat on Instagram live. Major sporting events including the Indian Premier League have been suspended due to the pandemic.
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