Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has offered financial support as India continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken lives of over 100 people in the country and has infected more than 4,000.
On Sunday, Yuvraj pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh to the Prime Minister Cares Fund and joined India’s other leading sportspersons who have been making contributions to combat the coronavirus.
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma also pledged their supports towards PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund without disclosing the amount.
Opening batsman Rohit Sharma joined the cause by donating a total of Rs 80 lakh to help India get “back on feet”. Out of Rs 80 lakh, Rohit donated IRs 45 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, Rs 25 lakh to CM Relief Fund while IRs 5 lakh each towards Feeding India and welfare of stray dogs.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar had also contributed Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the battle against COVID-19.
Some of the cricketers have even come forward to help the daily wage workers and the poor and needy people who have been suffering the most due to the lockdown. While Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan distributed 10000 kg rice and 700 kg potato in Baroda, Sourav Ganguly also helped Kolkata’s ISKCON centre recently to help them feed 10,000 people more daily.