The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday donated Rs 59 lakh, whereas Test common Cheteshwar Pujara additionally made an unspecified contribution to the PM-CARES fund, becoming a member of the struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed over 100 lives in India.
Pujara joined skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, and Kedar Jadhav, who’re among the many present set of cricketers to make important contributions. Among former gamers, Sachin Tendulkar is among the many most notable contributors.
Gavaskar, who’s now a wanted commentator and analyst of the sport, didn’t reveal the contribution himself however a supply near him confirmed after former Mumbai skipper Amol Mujumdar tweeted the identical.
“Just heard that SMG has donated 59 lakhs towards covid relief fund. 35 to @PMCaresFunds n 24 lakhs to @CMOMaharashtra. Thumbs up superb gesture Sir,” Mujumdar stated.
Pujara, on his half, thanked all of the entrance-line warriors together with medical doctors, para medical workers, and police, who’re doing selfless service at this vital juncture.
“My household & I’ve contributed our bit to the PM-CARES Fund and the Gujarat CM Relief Fund, and hope that you’ll to.
“Every single contribution counts, so allow us to all do our bit and collectively we will definitely overcome,” Pujara acknowledged. “We would like to convey our deepest gratitude to all the front line warriors – medical professionals, police men/women, grocery staff, and so many others – for their dedication, courage and sacrifices in serving our nation and humanity,” he added.