Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh to the PM CARES Fund in India’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. The virus has infected more than 3500 people so far across the country while more than 70 have lost their lives. Amidst this pandemic, the cricketing fraternity has already come forward and donated a handful of amount to Relief Funds in order to help the nation fight against it.
Yuvraj has also been helping the poor people during these tough times through his ‘YouWeCan’ foundation. On Sunday, #9baje9minute was trending in India as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the citizens of the country to stand in their balconies or doors and light diyas or candles or torch lights to show unity at 9 PM for nine minutes.
Yuvraj Singh, ahead of the same, urged his fans and followers to unite together and also announced his donation to the noble cause. “We are stronger when we stand united. I will be lighting a candle tonight at 9pm for 9 minutes. Are you with me? On this great day of solidarity, I pledge Rs. 50 Lakhs to the #PMCaresFunds. Please do your bit too!”
The 38-year-old was earlier criticised for urging the followers to donate to the Shahid Afridi’s Foundation who is helping the poor people in Pakistan. However, Yuvraj Singh had come up with the clarification then stating that he will always stand for humanity.
Here’s his tweet:
We are stronger when we stand united.
I will be lighting a candle tonight at 9pm for 9 minutes. Are you with me?
On this great day of solidarity, I pledge Rs. 50 Lakhs to the #PMCaresFunds. Please do your bit too!@narendramodi#9pm9minutes #IndiaFightsCorona
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 5, 2020
Other cricketers have also donated to PM CARES Fund
Like others, even the cricketers switched off lights in their house and lit diyas standing either in their balcony or terrace. The Indian cricketing fraternity, at every step, has been creating awareness about the Coronavirus and have supported the Government in every cause.
They have not only donated to the PM CARES and CM Relief funds, few of them have come forward to help the daily wage workers and the poor and needy people who have been suffering the most due to the lockdown. While Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan distributed 10000 kg rice and 700 kg potato in Baroda, Sourav Ganguly also helped Kolkata’s ISKCON centre recently to help them feed 10,000 people more daily.
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