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Suresh Raina donates generous amount to fight coronavirus pandemic, says 'time to do our bit'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2020, 20:25 IST

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Saturday announced that he has donated a plentiful sum to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country. "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!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath," Raina tweeted.

Also Read: PM Modi announces PM-CARES Fund to combat novel coronavirus pandemic in India


The all-rounder also took part in NDTV’s #IStayHome4 campaign on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old took to his official twitter handle and shared a picture in which he can be seen holding a placard that read-out, "I love my family. Do you? I am staying home to protect them. Are you?".

With this message, Suresh Raina asked the natio of 1.3 billion to adhere to a strict lockdown to avoid the spreading of Covid-19.

India went into a 21 day total lockdown on Tuesday, with anyone ignoring the order facing up to two years in prison and a fine.

The all-rounder practiced with his CSK teammates MS Dhoni, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu during the first week of March before the camp was called off because of coronavirus outbreak.

This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the many sporting event across the globe to be differred including the Tokyo Olympics, which has been put back untill 2021.

For now, the start of the IPL has been diferred from 29th March till 15th April, "as a precautionary measure" over the coronavirus, the BCCI said.

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First published: 28 March 2020, 20:21 IST