COVID-19 Pandemic: Tendulkar steps up to help the underprivileged

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has come forward to aid 4000 underprivileged people of Mumbai, including children from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools. The Master Blaster has donated an undisclosed amount to a Mumbai-based charity in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spread of Coronavirus continues to threaten the socio-economic status of India with a rapidly increasing number of positive cases. The nationwide lockdown has left many individuals, most of whom are daily labourers, without any income.

Tendulkar made the donation to a non-profit organisation called the Hi5 Foundation. The Foundation thanked the former Indian captain on their official Twitter page on May 7 (Thursday).

In response to their tweet, Tendulkar conveyed his best wishes and encouraged the foundation in their efforts to support the families of daily wage earners.

Contribution to PM Cares Relief Fund

Earlier, the iconic cricketer made contributions to the Prime Minister’s and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, which have been set up to fight against COVID-19. Tendulkar has been actively spreading awareness regarding sanitation and hygiene practices to be adopted during this time. He also joined hands with another non-profit organisation, Apnalaya, to provide food to 5000 people of a Mumbai locality for a month.

Similarly, he helped in providing essential food items to 2700 people of Raigad, one of the most affected districts in the state by COVID-19.


Speaking to the 100MB team in a recent interview, the Master Blaster urged everyone to stay safe at home and follow the government directives.

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