After the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an economic relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore to help the poor tide over financial distress arising due to pan-India lockdown, sportspersons across the country have stepped in to do their bit in helping those in need.
While star sprinter Hima Das donated a month’s salary to Assam government, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar chipped in Rs 25 lakh each to PM and CM’s relief funds to assist the worst hit. Amidst this, reports of India’s most celebrated cricketer and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni making a contribution of Rs 1 Lakh through a Pune based NGO, started flooding social media on Friday.
While any and every contribution to help the cause is praiseworthy and equally lauded by netizens, an amount of Rs 1 lakh donation from one of the richest cricketers in the world did not sit well with the Internet.
“His single shopping bill would have more amount than his contribution” a fan wrote on his twitter hande.
“Dhoni donated 1 lakh for Corona Crisis. So I changed the spelling of DONATION to J O K E” wrote another one.
“dhoni donated just 1 lakh?? dude this country gave a lot of love and money to you??? you give 1 lakh in return?” wrote another one.