Pune: Cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday donated Rs 80 lakh to fight coronavirus pandemic and said that we need our country back on feet and the onus is on us.
The 32-year-old star opener has donated Rs 45 lakhs to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), Rs 25 lakhs to Chief Minister's Relief Fund for Maharashtra, Rs 5 lakhs to Zomato Feeding India and Rs 5 lakhs towards 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," he tweeted while tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
On Monday, Indian captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma had taken to Twitter to announce their contributions to the PM Relief Fund and the Maharashtra CM Relief Fund.
Other prominent cricketers who have pledged support include Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane and several others. (UNI)