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‘Never lose hope and have faith’: Sachin Tendulkar extends his Easter wishes

"We shall overcome these challenging times together through our prayers and our mental and physical strength as a country" wrote Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to wish one and all on Easter.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: April 13, 2020 8:32:17 am
Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs. 50 lakh as aid in march. (Source: File Photo)

As people across the globe celebrate Happy Easter in the safe confines of their homes, former India great Sachin Tendulkar took to social media on Sunday to extend his wishes on the holy occasion to one and all.

Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also marks the culmination of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and penance.

However, with the coronavirus pandemic ruling large which has already claimed 273 lives, the country’s churches are closed on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote, “Easter reminds us to never lose hope and have faith. There will always be light at the end of the tunnel. We shall overcome these challenging times together through our prayers and our mental and physical strength as a country. Happy Easter everyone!”

The 46-year-old also interacted with 12,000 doctors on sports injuries on Saturday. According to PTI, Tendulkar said he was grateful to the medical fraternity for their service. During the session, the young orthopaedic doctors got to know how the requirements and treatment outcomes of athletes are different from regular patients, sources said.

Apart from his goodwill, the Master Blaster also decided on Thursday to feed 5000 people for a month through a non-profit organisation, Apnalaya. Last month, he had donated Rs. 50 lakh to battle the virus.

The COVID-19 cases have touched 8,447 in India so far, with 909 infections and 34 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. As the country is nearing the end of the 21-day lockdown period, the Centre is considering the request of most states to extend the lockdown further for another two weeks.

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