Sports fraternity are coming together all over again to support and end our battle against the deadly virus that is out on loose globally. The supporters are inclusive of cricketers, athlete, wrestlers and the list go on.
Cricketers like Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli are already in news for their contribution for the cause. The new names that has been highlighted in the news following from the cricket arena are of Rohit Sharma, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav.
Rohit Sharma went ahead to aid the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country with a humble donation of Rs 80 lakh. He went on to segregate the whopping sum of 80 Lakh into few parts where he decided to donate INR 45 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, INR 25 lakh to CM Relief Fund while INR 5 lakh each towards Feeding India and welfare of stray dogs.
“We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I’ve done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs.Let’s get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra”: tweeted Rohit on Tuesday.
Suresh Raina and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambir also pledged Rs 52 and 50 lakh respectively.
Talking about the female cricket stars, Mithali Raj and Poonam Yadav contributed Rs 10 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively. Indian women’s ODI team captain Mithali pledged Rs 5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund and the same amount to Telangana Chief Minister’s Fund. Yadav, who played a vital role in India’s campaign in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in which India finished runners up, pledged to donate Rs 2 lakh for the cause. India all-rounder Deepti Sharma too did her bit by pledging Rs 1.5 lakh for the battle against the health crisis.
“I have given my support to the PM-Cares fund and the UP CM relief fund. This is the only thing we can do in this time of crisis. I hope everyone contributes and we beat the pandemic soon. Stay safe everyone,” Yadav tweeted.
The virus outbreak has led to over 34000 deaths.With governments across the world struggling to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a number of high profile public figures like the above mentioned, have stepped up to aid the struggle against the viral outbreak. India is no different with many sports coming forward in support.