Cricket

India-Proteas Joins Hand For Noble Cause, Make Donation For Cape Town Water Crisis

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| February 27 , 2018 , 19:11 IST

India and South Africa cricket teams played the long series against each other with high spirits and both came out victoriously. With the hosts claiming the Tests, visitors marked their triumph in Twenty 20 and One Day Internationals.

As the series has come to the culmination, the skippers of both teams have come together for a noble cause. On both the team's behalf, Virat Kohli along with his South African counterpart Faf Plessis donated Rs 5.5 lakhs (100,000 Rand)  to Cape Town Water Crisis.

While the official handle of South Africa Cricket Board shared the report on Tuesday, the cheque was handed over to the Gift of the Givers during the final match of T20 International between the two teams at Newlands on Sunday.

"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," explained Du Plessis.

The collected funds would help in extension of bottled water supply to homes for the mentally and physically challenged, cerebral palsy and orphanages. He further added, "We also wanted to create awareness and hope that other organizations and sports codes follow in our direction."

Virat Kohli inputted, "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."