Fighting coronavirus: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh, Dhoni contributes Rs 1 lakh

Master Blaster's donation is so far the biggest contribution among India's leading sports personalities.

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MS Dhoni (L) made the contribution through a Pune-based NGO, and Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar's donation is so far the biggest contribution among India's leading sportspersons, some of whom have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical equipment to fight the dreaded outbreak, which has caused more than 24,000 deaths globally.

"Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds," a source privy to the development, told on conditions of anonymity.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.


Tendulkar has been associated with a lot of charity work and there has been umpteen times, he has taken up social causes, helped people, which has never been brought to public notice.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world. With over 471,821 cases and 21,297 deaths, some of the most developed nations of the world have tried to contain the pandemic and failed.

Given the sharp increase in the number of cases, prominent and renowned sports stars across the world have stepped up to fight the menace in their respective countries and have made donations, both monetary and otherwise, to help those struggling to cope with the crisis.

Here’s the complete list of sports stars who are fighting for the cause and helping those in need.

The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world. With over 471,821 cases and 21,297 deaths, some of the most developed nations of the world have tried to contain the pandemic and failed.Give..
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Tennis legend Roger Federer and his wife Mirka, have decided to do their bit to help those dealing with the novel coronavirus. The couple is going to donate 1 mn Swiss francs (approximately Rs 7.9 cr) to ‘most vulnerable families in Switzerland’.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, took to his social media to announce the donation. “We must help families in need quickly and unbureaucratically. Mirka and I have donated to a newly established emergency assistance fund for families in Switzerland,” wrote the Tennis star.

“The fund is managed by ‘Winterhilfe’, a trusted partner of our foundation and highly experienced to support vulnerable people for decades. From tomorrow March 26, the ‘Fund for families in need’ will be functional and ready to make contributions such as vouchers for food and child care services and where necessary,” he added.

According to official figures reported by the World Health Organization, Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.

Tennis legend Roger Federer and his wife Mirka, have decided to do their bit to help those dealing with the novel coronavirus. The couple is going to donate 1 mn Swiss francs (approximately Rs 7.9 cr..
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Barcelona forward and Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi, reportedly donated 1 million euros (approximately Rs 8.2 cr) to a hospital clinic in Barcelona which is treating the victims of the pandemic and also researching the virus.

Barcelona's Hospital Clinic confirmed that it had received a donation from the world-famous footballer. "Thank you Leo, for your support and commitment," the hospital added in a tweet.

While the hospital did not say how much money the player donated, Catalan sports daily Mundo Deportivo confirmed that the amount was 1 million euros.

Meanwhile, Former Barcelona player and manager Pep Guardiola made his contribution to a campaign launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.

As per a PTI report, Guardiola gave the money to the Medical College of Barcelona to buy "medical equipment that is currently lacking in health centres in Catalonia," the body said in a statement.

(With inputs from PTI)

Barcelona forward and Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi, reportedly donated 1 million euros (approximately Rs 8.2 cr) to a hospital clinic in Barcelona which is treating the victims of ..
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Portugese professional footballer, Christiano Ronaldo, much like Messi, stepped up in the time of crisis and donated three intensive care units to Portuguese hospitals to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Ronaldo, and his agent, will also donate to at least two institutions and will give "two intensive care units", with a "capacity of 10 beds each" to the University Hospital Centre of Northern Lisbon (CHULN). As per a PTI report, Mendes and Ronaldo have pledged to donate a unit to the Santo Antonio Hospital of the University Hospital Center of Porto.

Juventus forward, Ronaldo, meanwhile has returned to his home island, which has 11 confirmed cases of Covid-19 out of the 2,362 in Portugal. The country has recorded more than 30 deaths.


(With inputs from PTI)

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Batting legend and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally.

"Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds," a source privy to the development, told on conditions of anonymity.

(With inputs from PTI)

Batting legend and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally."Sachin Tendulkar d..
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Former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, too, announced a donation of Rs 1 lakh to combat the pandemic that has gripped the nation.

Dhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust, in Pune.

Former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, too, announced a donation of Rs 1 lakh to combat the pandemic that has gripped the nation.Dhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website K..
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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have also extended financial support in fight against coronavirus. A social media statement shared by the power couple read, “Virat and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra).

Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens. #IndiaFightsCorona.”

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have also extended financial support in fight against coronavirus. A social media statement shared by the power couple read, “Virat and I are pledging our support towar..
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Cricketer Suresh Raina, on Saturday, also pledged to donate Rs 31 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund, and Rs 21 lakh to UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund against the COVID-19 battle.

"It's time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I'm pledging Rs 52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (Rs31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & Rs21 lakh to the UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind! #StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath," Raina tweeted.

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Star India batsman Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakh to fight the rapidly-spreading Covid-19 pandemic, saying the onus is on the citizens to help the country get back on its feet.

Rohit, who is the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team, has donated Rs 45 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the and CM's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) respectively.

"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," tweeted the elegant right handed batsman on Tuesday morning.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Ace boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom on Monday made contributions towards fight against coronavirus pandemic.

The 37-year-old said she has given her consent for release of Rs one crore from her MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Fund towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Mary Kom also announced that she was donating her one-month salary to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. She posted the pictures of both the letters and said: "Lets #StayHome #StayHomeStaySafe #IndiaFightsCorona."

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Among other prominent cricketers, the Pathan brothers - Irfan and Yusuf - donated 4000 face masks to Baroda police and health department while Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.

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Among athletes from other disciplines, wrestler Bajrang Punia and sprinter Hima Das are some of the prominent names to have donated their salaries in the battle against the dreaded virus which has led to a 21-day national lockdown.


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