Sachin Tendulkar donates huge amount to fight coronavirus outbreak

Ruben Hill
March 27, 2020

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward and made a decision to donate Rs. 50 lakh to help the Indian government in its battle against the coronavirus outbreak that has stunned the world and brought it to a standstill. The pandemic has been spreading like a wild fire across the globe and the cases are rising steadily in India too although the country has managed to keep the situation under control so far. Eminent personalities from around the country are coming forward with monetary help and Sachin Tendulkar has also joined the bandwagon.

Tendulkar's individual contribution is the biggest by any sporting figure in India. The latest action has further increased Sachin Tendulkar's charity activities.

On this day, 27 March, in 1994, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar opened the batting for the first time in ODIs against New Zealand in Auckland and went on to become one of the greatest ever openers in the history of the game.

Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar used to bat at number five and six in the Indian team.

Of the Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh has been contributed to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Maharashtra, which is fast emerging as the epicentre of coronavirus victims in India. Not only is he urging people to remain in their homes and take precautions, he has also donated Rs 50 lakhs to help the ones severely affected by the pandemic.

The Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf- donated 4000 face masks to Baroda police and health department, among other prominent cricketers, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed Rs 1 lakh through a Pune based NGO. Sindhu donated ₹ 5 lakh each towards the Chief Ministers Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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