Anil Kumble Contributes to Funds, Joins Fight Against COVID-19

Former India captain and veteran spinner Anil Kumble on Tuesday joined the other cricketers and helped India fight the coronavirus pandemic as the former leg-spinner contributed to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund as well Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

“To bowl out #Covid19India we all need to come together and fight this battle. I have made my humble contributions to #PMCaresFund #PMNRF and #CMReliefFund. Please do #StaySafeStayHome,” Kumble said in a tweet, wihout wanting to disclose the amount.

Earlier in the day, India opener Rohit Sharma donated Rs 80 lakh to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Rohit said that he has donated Rs 45 lakh to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), Rs 25 lakh to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Maharashtra, Rs 5 lakh to Zomato Feeding India and Rs 5 lakh towards welfare of stray dogs. As well.

The 32-year-old also shared a tweet with his views. “Let’s get behind our leaders and support them,” he tweeted while tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray there.

On the other hand, India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have also contributed to support the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s (Maharashtra) Relief Fund in the ongoing battle. A source in the industry had said to IANS that Virat and Anushka have donated Rs 3 crore together for the cause.

Indian women’s team ODI captain and veteran Mithali Raj also donated Rs 10 lakh for the fight against coronavirus. Mithali gave Rs 5 lakh to the Prime Ministers Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund of the Telangana government as well. Along with her, some other women cricket players have also contributed towards the cause.

More than 1,400 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been registered so far in India and 48 people have already lost their lives because of this virus.

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