Rohit Sharma donates 80 lakhs to fight COVID-19

MUMBAI: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakhs 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 lakhs and Rs 25 lakhs to the and CM’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) respectively.

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He has given Rs 5 lakhs to ‘Zomato Feeding India’, which is helping families affected by the ongoing national lockdown, and another Rs 5 lakhs to help aid the 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 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.

Rohit joined the list of top sportsmen comprising batting mastero Sachin Tendulkar, his skipper Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and his Test teammate Ajinkya Rahane among others who have generously donated for the cause.

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