Sachin Tendulkar is the latest from the cricket fraternity to donate to the fight against coronavirus.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs lakh to fight the COVID – pandemic, which has so far claimed 20 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar’s donation is so far the biggest contribution among India’s leading sportspersons, some of whom have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical equipment to fight the dreaded outbreak, which has caused more than , deaths globally. “Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 30 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID – . It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds, “a source privy to the development, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Tendulkar has been associated with a lot of charity work and there has been umpteen times, he has taken up social causes, helped people, which has never been brought to public notice.
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Among athletes from other disciplines, wrestler Bajrang Punia and sprinter Hima Das are some of the prominent names to have donated their salaries in the battle against the dreaded virus which has led to a 25 – day national lockdown.