Tendulkar donates a hefty amount to fight against coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive damage to the lives of day labourers and middle-class people, who are failing to go to work and earn money for their living. Many people are also suffering due to lack of food and due to the massive spread of the virus, it is getting worse.
In these circumstances, many cricketers have come out to help these people and donating money to help the people in need. Former Indian batsman and legend of the game Sachin Tendulkar is the latest person to make a contribution.
Tendulkar will donate Rs 50 lakh as part of his contribution towards helping the government fight coronavirus that has turned the world upside down. He has pledged Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and CM’s Relief Fund.
“Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds,” a source confirmed to PTI.
The contribution of Sachin is set to be the biggest by any sporting figure in India. The number of people infected by the deadly COVID-19 has gone beyond 700 and leaving 19 dead. Globally, it has affected over 5,22,000 and left more than 28,800 dead. India’s prime minister announced 21-day lockdown a few days ago in order to control the spread of the virus.
Before Tendulkar, the likes of world badminton champion PV Sindhu, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, MS Dhoni, wrestler Bajrang Punia, sprinter Hima Das have also came forward and donated to help the people in this difficult period.