Mumbai: India's Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rahane joins the list of sportspersons who have contributed towards the fight against the pandemic.
India's Test vice-captain confirmed the news on twitter on Sunday, writing that this was a very small amount in this difficult time. He also requested people to stay home and realise the importance of the lockdown.
Rahane wrote, "This is just my tiny bit and a drop in the ocean. Will do my best to support in this difficult time. Meanwhile stay home stay safe."
This is just my tiny bit and a drop in the ocean. Will do my best to support in this difficult time. Meanwhile stay home stay safe
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) March 29, 2020
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 50 lakh, while former India player Suresh Raina has chipped in with Rs 52 lakh. BCCI, on Saturday, also announced a Rs 51 crore donation to the PM relief fund for the fight against the pandemic.
Maharashtra is one of the worst-affected states battling the novel coronavirus.
With inputs from PTI
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