The Indian team after clinching the T20I series against South Africa in Cape Town, won a million hearts as they donated R1,00,000 to the Cape Town Water Crisis Fund. In fact it was not just the Indian team that donated for the noble cause, but also the South African team.
According to CSA release, Faf du Plessis said, “Both teams had first-hand experience of the Water Crisis in Cape Town and, having chatted to Virat, we decided to get our teams to sign some jerseys which we auctioned off with the funds raised going to assist the Cape Town Water Crisis.”
“We also wanted to create awareness and hope that other organizations and sports codes follow in our direction,” added Du Plessis.
Skipper Virat Kohli addressed the need to get involved with this campaign. “Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and whenever we visit and play at Newlands, we are treated extremely well by the local people. By creating awareness of the drought, we are playing our part in highlighting the drought so people can see the seriousness of what’s taking place in the Mother City,” commented Kohli.