Due to the coronavirus threat, all the sporting events across the globe have either been canceled or suspended. All the famous personalities and cricketers are coming together and helping their near communities in every way possible. In India, more than 7,600 people have been affected due to COVID-19. In fact, almost 250 people have lost their lives to this dangerous virus. Earlier, the legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar made some huge contributions to PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM’s relief fund.
The NGO named Apnalaya posted a Tweet in which they thanked the legendary cricketer and paid their respect to him. In the tweet, they also urged others to make some contribution to the cause.
NGO’s tweet read: “Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar, for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate now.”
Thankyou,@sachin_rt for stepping in & helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown.He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month.There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate below! https://t.co/D5IPWWfnLd
— Apnalaya (@ApnalayaTweets) April 9, 2020
Replying to the same, Sachin appreciated the efforts of the NGO and told them to keep their good working. His tweet read: “Keep up your good work.”
Recently, the former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar also contributed INR 59 Lakhs for the COVID-19 crisis. His son, Rohan Gavaskar, confirmed it via a tweet.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 9, 2020
In the tweet, Rohan clarified that his father had contributed INR 35 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund while another INR 24 Lakhs to the Maharastra CM’s relief fund. Several other cricketers such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Chesteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina have contributed to the PM-CARES Fund which was created by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the citizens fight the global pandemic.