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Gavaskar donates ₹59 lakh; Pujara also makes a contribution

MUMBAI, Cheteshwar Pujara receives the International Test cricketer award from Sunil Gavaskar in Mumbai on May 13, 2019./ Vivek Bendre

MUMBAI, Cheteshwar Pujara receives the International Test cricketer award from Sunil Gavaskar in Mumbai on May 13, 2019./ Vivek Bendre   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

Sunil Gavaskar has donated ₹59 lakh and Test regular Cheteshwar Pujara has also made an unspecified contribution to the PM-CARES Fund. Rohan Gavaskar tweeted “...this was done last week. 35 because he scored 35 hundreds for India and 24 because he scored 24 for Mumbai. Prayers for everyone’s good health and that we are all safe and sound.”

Pujara, for his part, thanked all the frontline warriors, including doctors, para medical staff, and police, who are doing selfless service at this critical juncture.

Gavaskar, who is now a sought after commentator and analyst of the game, did not reveal the contribution himself but a source close to him confirmed after former Mumbai skipper Amol Mujumdar tweeted the same.

“Just heard that SMG has donated 59 lakhs towards covid relief fund. 35 to @PMCaresFunds n 24 lakhs to @CMOMaharashtra. Thumbs up superb gesture Sir,” Mujumdar said.

Pujara, on his part, thanked all the front-line warriors including doctors, para medical staff, and police, who are doing selfless service at this critical juncture.

“My family & I have contributed our bit to the-CARES Fund and the Gujarat CM Relief Fund, and hope that you will to.

“Every single contribution counts, so let us all do our bit and together we will certainly overcome,” Pujara stated.

“We would like to convey our deepest gratitude to all the front line warriors - medical professionals, police men/women, grocery staff, and so many others - for their dedication, courage and sacrifices in serving our nation and humanity,” he added.

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