De Villiers revealed this while having an Instagram Live session with India skipper Virat Kohli.
In that game, both batsmen went on to score centuries to take their side over the line.
Talking about this initiative, de Villiers told Kohli: “In 2016 IPL match against Gujarat Lions, we both scored centuries, it was a good partnership, it was an enjoyable one, I got 120 odd and you got your hundred towards the end, it was the Green game, we did our bit for creating awareness about the environment”.
“The plan now is to get our kits to go for an online auction, the green kits would go for auction, people can go and bid and all the proceeds will go to the COVID-19 fund and it is a cause which will provide food to the maximum number of people,” he added.
The World Health Organisation had termed coronavirus as a pandemic on March 11.