Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has donated an undisclosed amount to financially help 4,000 underprivileged people, including children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tendulkar made the donation to the Hi5 Foundation, a non-profit organisation based out of Mumbai.
“Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting families of daily wage earners,” Tendulkar tweeted.
The organisation, through a tweet, thanked Tendulkar for doing his bit for the needy.
“Thanks @sachin_rt for proving once again that #sports encourages compassion! Your generous donation towards our #COVID19 fund enables us to financially aid 4000 underprivileged people, including children from @mybmc schools. Our budding sportspersons thank you, Little Master!”
Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting families of daily wage earners. https://t.co/bA1XdQIFhC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 8, 2020
The legendary batsman had earlier contributed Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the country’s fight against COVID-19. Tendulkar had earlier pledged to bear the cost of feeding 5,000 people for a month in a couple of areas in Mumbai.