India’s most successful bowler in the T20 Women’s World Cup Poonam Yadav has donated Rs 2 Lakh for the fight against coronavirus. Also Read - UP News: 21 Fresh Coronavirus Cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Total Tally at 591
She has decided to give Rs 1 Lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund. Also Read - 'Govt Penalising Doctors', Delhi Medical Association Hits Out at CM Kejriwal For Warning Hospitals Over COVID-19 Crisis
Yadav, who took 10 wickets in five matches, urged citizens, to stay in their house and neither allow anyone in. Also Read - Procure And Stock PPE Kits, Oxygen Masks For 3 Months, Delhi Govt Directs Hospitals Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases
“In this tough time for the country, this is the only way we can help the people because we can’t go out of our house neither we could allow someone to come in,” Poonam said in an interview with Women’s CricZone.
Yadav also revealed that she wanted to make donations for a long time and had also tried it on Google Pay, but because of the transaction limit, she was unable to do so.
“I was thinking of donating for a long time. Actually I was about to pay yesterday (March 29) but the amount limit in Google Pay (an online transaction platform) is Rs 50,000. So I tried through some other platform today and it finally it happened,” she added.
Earlier, the teen star from Bengal, Richa Ghosh also contributed Rs 1 lakh.
Recently, the Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) also contributed Rs 51 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.
A 21-day lockdown has been clamped in India to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. In India, the number of positive cases has already crossed the 1000-mark and is constantly on the rise.