Yuvraj Singh has become the latest individual from the Indian cricket fraternity to extend his support to the relief fund set up by the central government to combat the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus.
On Sunday (April 5), Yuvraj – who retired from international cricket last year – contributed Rs 50 Lakh to the PM-CARES fund to help fight the pandemic.
Yuvraj also urged people to stay united in the battle against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 70 lives and infected over 3000 across the country.
“We are stronger when we stand united. I will be lighting a candle tonight at 9pm for 9 minutes. Are you with me?” he asked referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to light candles, diyas or torchlights for nine minutes.
“On this great day of solidarity, I pledge Rs. 50 Lakhs to the PMCaresFunds. Please do your bit too!,” Yuvraj wrote on his Twitter handle.
Last week, the superstars of Indian cricket such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sourav Ganguly, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, among others had also come forward to help the underprivileged in this time of crisis.
India is currently under a nationwide 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The lockdown will end on April 14.
Globally, the COVID-19 outbreak has taken away more than 69,000 lives while infecting over 1,274,300.