Cricket in Indian is often compared to religion, and the cricketers are compared to various gods. However, non-cricket players have also started to gain our attention in recent times. The recent contributions of these players in the tough times of the nation have caught special attention in recent times.
The players have come forward to support the national government to find this pandemic. A young golf player of the nation Arjun Bhati caught special attention with his special gesture. The 15 years old player sold all his trophies to raise 4.30 lakhs INR to support the government in fighting Covid-19.
The more renowned names such as Bajrang Punia and Hima Das also came forward to support the government. Hima Das pledged her one month salary, whereas Bajrang Punia also donated his salary of the next six months to support the government.
Sania Mirza, the Indian tennis star, also donated uniquely. She gave food for the daily wage workers in India, whereas the emerging badminton star Sai Praneeth donated 4 lakh INR to battle the pandemic.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also didn’t hold him back and came forward to support the government in this fight. He donated his salary of 1 month. Various chess players from around the World also combined to give an amount of 1.05 lakhs to the government. PV Sindhu and Pullela Gopichand also donated a substantial amount of capital to the cause. The ex-owner of Minerva Punjab, Ranjit Bajaj, also donated five lakhs to the purpose.
The complete list of the amount donated by various players from around the World is:
Anirban Lahiri, golf (Rs 7 lakh)
Ankur Mittal, shooting (Rs 1.51 lakh)
Apurvi Chandela, shooting (Rs 5 lakh)
Arjun Bhati, golf (sells his trophies, raises Rs 4.30 lakh)
Bajrang Punia, wrestling (Six month’s salary to Haryana)
Hima Das, athletics (one month’s salary to Assam)
Sai Praneeth, badminton (Rs 4 lakh)
Sania Mirza, tennis (food for daily wage workers)
Sharad Kumar, para jumper (Rs 1 lakh)
Karthikeyan Murali, chess (Rs 25,000)
Kiren Rijiju, sports minister (1-month salary)
Manu Bhaker, shooting (Rs 1 lakh)
Mary Kom, boxing (One month’s MP salary)
Neeraj Kumar, athletics (Rs 3 lakh)
Over 80 chess players (Rs 1.05 lakh)
Pankaj Advani, cue sports (Rs 5 lakh)
Parupalli Kashyap, badminton (Rs 3 lakh to Telangana)
Pentala Harikrishna, chess (Rs 2 lakh)
Pramod Bhagat, para-badminton (Rs 2 lakh)
Pullela Gopichand, badminton (Rs 26 lakh)
PV Sindhu, badminton (Rs 10 lakh)
Ranjit Bajaj and Minerva Academy, football (Rs 5 lakh)
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