Virat Kohli. (Source: Twitter)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) players don blue jerseys against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday as a tribute to Covid-19 frontline warriors in India and worldwide.

“India was in the woke of a health crisis, and we really wanted to do our bit in whatever little way we can. We had announced the Blue Jersey initiative in May this year but the tournament came to a pause due to rising cases of Covid. We intend to keep our promise with the fans and will wear a Blue Jersey in our opening match of the IPL 2021 season resumption on September 20th, 2021, to pay homage to the Frontline Warriors. The Blue Jerseys worn by the team will be auctioned and the revenue generated will be used in the assistance of vaccination deployment in an underprivileged community in India. This is in the efforts of our collaboration with GiveIndia and Fankind,” elaborated RCB’s Vice President and Head, Rajesh Menon in an interaction with Hindustan Times.