Suresh Raina donates Rs 52 lakh for fight against Covid19 pandemic


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Former India all-rounder's contribution is biggest from any Indian sportsperson across disciplines

Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina. DC File Photo

New Delhi: Former India batsman Suresh Raina on Saturday donated Rs 52 lakh to the country's fight against Covid19 pandemic and urged others also to contribute in these times of health crisis.

Raina's contribution is biggest from any Indian sportsperson across disciplines.

"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," Raina tweeted.

The 33-year-old left-handed batsman has played for India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 Twenty20 Internationals between 2005 and 2018. He is currently with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, while Sourav Ganguly pledged to supply Rs 50 lakh worth rice to the underprivileged in Kolkata.