In the wake of the 21-day lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, India cricketer Suresh Raina on Saturday made a generous contribution to the COVID-19 relief funds. Raina donated Rs 52 lakh for the welfare of the citizens. Also Read - Happy Birthday Dinesh Karthik: Wishes Pour in as KKR Skipper Turns 35
“It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging 52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath,” Raina tweeted. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?
The stylish left-hander had also urged citizens to stay indoors during the 21-day lockdown period.
Not long back, Raina was in Chennai for the pre-IPL camp of the Chennai Super Kings. He trained with Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Piyush Chawla among others in the first week of March before the camp was suspended.
Meanwhile, with the coronavirus outbreak affecting most major sporting events, it is highly unlikely that the cash-rich Indian Premier League will take place.
For now, the start of the IPL has been put back from March 29 until April 15 “as a precautionary measure” over the coronavirus, the BCCI said.
Earlier, the Olympics was also postponed to 2021.
In India, the number of positive coronavirus cases has gone past 1000 and is on the rise.