Indian cricket superstar Rohit Sharma has joined the fight against the coronavirus pandemic too by making a generous donation for the cause. At a time when the country needs its eminent personalities to step up, cricketers from across the country have come forward to help the nation.
People all over the world are fighting the deadly pandemic that has claimed more than 30,000 lives all over the world and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. As far as India are concerned, there are more than 1,000 positive cases at the moment while more than two dozen people have already succumbed to the pandemic.
Earlier this month, PM Narendra Modi announced a mandatory nation-wide 21-day lockdown to brain the chain of virus transmission. A vast section of the society has been hit hard by the lockdown but the government and others from all over the country have stepped up to help the needy.
Indian cricket fraternity has not remained behind either. Rohit Sharma is the latest big name to join the fight against the deadly pandemic. The right-handed batsman, on Tuesday, took to Twitter to announce that he is donating a total of Rs 80 lakh for the noble cause.
“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,” Rohit Sharma wrote.
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
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 31, 2020
Previously, a number of cricketers had pledged generous donation for the cause. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar had contributed Rs 50 lakhs while batsman Suresh Raina chipped in with Rs 52 lakh. Vice-captain of the Indian test team Ajinkya Rahane also added Rs 10 lakh to the PM fund. On Monday, Virat Kohli too joined the fight against the pandemic. Last week, the BCCI had donated Rs 51 crore for the fight.