The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has left almost all the nations across the globe facing losses on multiple levels. Apart from precious lives, businesses ranging from small to multinationals have endured billions of damages due to their non-functioning during this. However, the renowned and the wealthiest people from India have stepped up to make substantial monetary contributions from their end. Former Indian run-machine Sunil Gavaskar donated 59 lakhs to the cause and his son Rohan Gavaskar enlightened the public regarding the odd figure.
The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Poonam Yadav, and Sourav Ganguly have all been integral in limiting the damage. Not only they have done their bit in assisting the poor but also raised awareness in maintaining social distancing to reduce the risk of transmission. Gavaskar is the latest man from the sporting world to come forward and assist the government in controlling the outbreak. But the sum of INR 59 lakhs as much as receiving appreciation, the odd figure of it has come under the scanner.
Sunil Gavaskar Donates Big To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic:
The Mumbai-born former opening batsman donated INR 35 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund and 24 to CMO Maharashtra. His son Rohan explained the rationale behind this unusual amount. It was revealed via Twitter that 35 lakhs have been donated since he made 35 centuries for India while he scored 24 three-figure scores for his first-class team, Mumbai. Rohan further prayed for everyone’s good health and hoped for their safeness.
🙏🏼- this was done last week . 35 because he scored 35 hundreds for India and 24 because he scored 24 for Mumbai . Prayers for everyone’s good health and that we are all safe and sound . 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) April 7, 2020
Over the last week, the cases have exponentially risen in India due to the Tablighi incident in Delhi. The current infected ones in the nation stand at 4789 along with more than 100 fatalities. The global tally has crossed well more than one million cases along with approximately 80000 casualties.