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Reason behind Gavaskar’s Rs 59 lakh contribution


India is still observing 21 days nationwide lockdown due to the outrageous outbreak of pandemic caused by covid 19 virus. Many stars from different fraternity have stepped up in this torrid time and contributed to either Pm cares fund or to state emergency relief fund to help poor people.

Indian cricketing fraternity is no different. Players from present and past Indian National Cricket Team have contributed generously. People like Sachin Tendulkar,SureshRaina,
Harbhajan Singh,Gautam Gambhir,Yuvraj Singh,Virat Kohli,Sourav Ganguly and others have either made contribution monetarily or they took the responsibility of feeding more than thousand people in a day.

When everyone has stepped up how can India’s first ever ‘little master’ Mr. Sunil Manohar Gavaskar can be left behind. Gavaskar contributed rupees 59 lakh in total. Out of which 35 lakh he gave it to PM cares fund and 24 lakh he has given to Maharashtra state emergency relief fund. Though Gavaskar himself didn’t uttered a single word in public or in media about the contribution he made. It was former Ranji player from Mumbai Mr.Amol Mazumder who tweeted the news. But behind this number “59” there is a story as well . This story though was explained in details by Gavaskar’s son Rohan Gavaskar through a tweet. According to Rohan , as Mr.Sunil Gavaskar has scored 35 test centuries playing for Indian national cricket team he contributed rupees 35 lakhs to PM cares fund and as he scored 24 domestic centuries playing for Mumbai he contributed 24 lakhs to Maharashtra state emergency relief fund which in the end totalling upto 59 lakh to be exact. Supporters of Sunil Gavaskar are all in praise for the little masters thought behind his noble and humble contribution to the nation in times of need.

Amol Mazumder tweetRohan Gavaskar tweet


Subhabrata Mukherjee

A Banker by profession, Freelance sports writer for National & Regional Bengali Website.

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