Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli join the list of cricketers who have donated to fight Coronavirus
- Gautam Gambhir has pledged ₹2 crore from his MPLAD funds and 2 years of his salary to PM Cares Fund.
- While legends like Sachin and Ganguly have announced donations already, current stars like MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah haven’t made any announcements so far.
- Various cricket associations, including the BCCI have donated over ₹50 crore and offered their infrastructure to be used as temporary quarantine facilities.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leading the Indian cricketing fraternity with a donation of ₹51 crore to the PM-CARES fund.
Surprisingly, big stars like MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are missing from the list at the moment.
Gautam Gambhir – ₹2 crore + 2 year's salary
It is time that all resources of the country be directed towards fighting COVID-19. Have released INR 1 Crore from… https://t.co/sbWiPZ42os— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1585418980000
Former Indian cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir has pledged ₹1 crore from his MP LAD fund (Local Area Development) to the Delhi government. Gambhir also pledged an additional ₹1 crore from his MP LAD fund and one month’s salary towards the Central Relief Fund.
Gautam Gambhir has now pledged 2 years of his salary to the PM Cares Fund.
People ask what can their country do for them. The real question is what can you do for your country?I am donatin… https://t.co/bVPWaWcjxz— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1585804891000
Mithali Raj - ₹10 lakh
Mithali Raj, the India womens team's ODI captain has donated ₹10 lakh to help fight the
All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit -… https://t.co/KdLpKzWs7A— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) 1585573153000
Rohit Sharma - ₹80 lakh
Rohit Sharma is the latest cricketer from the men's team to donate during the Coronavirus pandemic. He has donated ₹45 lakh to the PM Cares Fund, ₹25 lakh to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund, ₹5 lakh to Feeding India and ₹5 lakh to 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… https://t.co/M5IJ01VYIQ— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) 1585629987000
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have donated to the PM Cares Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. The duo has not revealed the amount of their donation.
Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our… https://t.co/GpPZZYIR51— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1585546199000
Sachin Tendulkar – ₹50 lakh
The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated ₹25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He also posted a message urging people to practice social distancing.
We all are responsible for ensuring that those who have tested positive for #COVID19 receive all our love and care… https://t.co/6ZIJSuc8hq— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1585310615000
Sourav Ganguly – ₹50 lakh
The Prince of Kolkata and the current president of BCCI Sourav Ganguly too donated rice worth ₹50 lakh. He will distribute the rice to the needy in collaboration with rice brand Lal Baba.
Suresh Raina – ₹52 lakh
Suresh Raina pledged a donation of ₹31 lakh to the PM-CARES fund and Rs 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund.
It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging ₹52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (₹31 lakh… https://t.co/UCOQ5EFiRI— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) 1585397402000
Current Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan announced that he donated to the PM National Relief Fund, although he did not mention the amount. He also urged the public to come forward and do their bit to help the government in its fight against the pandemic.
Hi everyone remember to stay indoors & take care of your family and yourself. I have done my bit and contributed to… https://t.co/DplyBgjhjw— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1585207399000
Ajinkya Rahane – ₹10 lakh
Ajinkya Rahane donated ₹10 lakh to the Maharashtra government and urged the public to stay home.
@vikramsathaye @CMOMaharashtra @AUThackeray This is just my tiny bit and a drop in the ocean. Will do my best to su… https://t.co/x3VF82IW9W— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) 1585458759000
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan – 4,000 face masks
To help the local administration in overcoming the shortage of masks, the Pathan brothers donated 4,000 face masks to the local health department. They also urged the public to do whatever they can to help.
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is c… https://t.co/E6mdVevyI5— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1584959795000
Poonam Yadav – ₹2 lakh
Indian women's team leg-spinner Poonam Yadav has donated ₹2 lakh to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. She has donated ₹1 lakh to the PM Cares Fund and ₹1 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
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 t… https://t.co/O48YZajbUN— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) 1585556428000
Deepti Sharma – ₹1.5 lakh
Indian women's team all-rounder Deepti Sharma has donated ₹1.5 lakh. She has donated ₹50,000 to the PM Cares Fund, ₹50,000 to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund and ₹50,000 to West Bengal Emergency Fund.
Richa Ghosh – ₹1 lakh
The 16-year old Richa Ghosh who represented the country in the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup donated₹1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla – 3 months of salary
Laxmi Ratan Shukla who has represented India before donated three months’ salary to the Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He also urged others to come forward and stand in support at this time of crisis.
IN THIS DIFFICULT TIMES, DID MY BIT, HUMBLY DONATED 3 MONTHS OF MY SALARY TO CM'S RELIEF FUND. PLS COME FORWARD AND… https://t.co/c1vi1WwXsA— Laxmi Ratan Shukla (@Lshukla6) 1585146471000
BCCI, state cricket associations also chip in with donations
Various cricket associations also contributed ₹53.22 crore to various government funds.
While the BCCI contributed₹51 crore, the Karnataka State Cricket Association has contributed ₹1 crore. The remaining amount has been contributed by the Cricket Association of Bengal, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket Association.
Apart from this, the Hyderabad Cricket Association, Cricket Association of Bengal and Assam Cricket Association have offered their premises to the government to use as temporary quarantine centers.
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