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‘Shame on you’: MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi hits out at ‘false news’

MS Dhoni has been reported to have donated Rs 1 lakh in the fight against coronavirus outbreak. He was criticized for the amount by some on social media.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: March 28, 2020 9:41:45 am
MS Dhoni is among several Indian sports stars who have pitched in to help in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak. (Instagram/SakshiSinghR)

MS Dhoni’s wife took to Twitter on Friday to hit out at misinformation regarding the former Indian captain.

In a tweet Sakshi Singh Rawat wrote: “I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder where responsible journalism has disappeared!”

She did not specify if she was referring to any specific piece of misinformation. However, Dhoni has been at the receiving end of some criticism on social media over reports over a donation he allegedly made to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some reports claimed that  Dhoni donated Rs 1 lakh via crowdfunding website Ketto to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust in Pune. Rawat had shared details of the campaign on Instagram, urging others to donate as well. The Rs 1 lakh allegedly donated by Dhoni was part of a Rs 12.5 lakh target set by the trust.

While some lauded Dhoni, there have been many who have said that the amount is too little, under the assumption that this Rs 1 lakh has been Dhoni’s only contribution to the cause.

Sachin Tendulkar is reported to have donated Rs 50 lakh. Sourav Ganguly has pledged to provide rice worth Rs 50 lakh. Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan have donated face masks to healthcare workers. Hima Das and Bajrang Punia have donated their salaries. Numerous other sports celebrities have pitched in to help.

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