Maharashtra-based woman cricketer Tejal Hasabnis has revealed that she got inspired to donate blood after reading Sachin Tendulkar’s blog. Hasabnis lent a helping hand to the needy during the Covid-19 crisis in the country by donating her blood. She is also working with an NGO to create blood donation and plasma donation awareness through social media.
Due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country, the need for blood donors and plasma donors has increased. Currently, more than 4 lakh new cases are arriving in the country on a daily basis. The active cases have crossed 32 lakh in the country. This has also created a health crisis in the country.
Sachin Sir Inspired Me To Donate Blood: Tejal Hasabnis
While speaking to ANI, Tejal Hasabnis said that he got inspired to donate blood after reading Sachin Tendulkar’s recent blog.
“A few days ago, I read Sachin’s sir blog and I saw his post on his birthday that he was requesting everyone to donate blood. So I did donate my blood and then I came to know the situation right now is very tough,” Tejal Hasabnis said.
She also revealed that he has started creating blood donation awareness through social media and working with an NGO for the same.
“So then I started creating blood donation and plasma donation awareness through social media. I work for an NGO, and we are now together creating awareness about it. We have planned to create awareness for people to come forward and donate blood and plasma, as the situation is really worrisome due to COVID,” Hasabnis further said.
Hasabnis also appealed to youngsters and other women cricketers to donate blood.
“I usually don’t like to post about the social work I try to do, but through this article, I’d like to appeal to all the youngsters and my fellow women cricketers to donate blood, donate plasma and reach out to people in distraught and offer a helping hand,” she concluded.
23-year-old Tejal Hasabnis is a right-handed batswoman and right-arm off-break bowler. She plays for Maharashtra and West Zone. She has so far played 3 First-class matches, 22 Limited over matches, and 22 T20s.
Meanwhile, many Indian cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan among others have come forward to give financial support to the government amid the Covid-19 crisis. Foreign cricketers like Pat Cummins and Brett Lee have also donated money for the cause.