Former Cricket India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is worth more than Rs 850 crore, has donated only Rs One lakh to fight the killer Coronavirus.
Dhoni contributed Rs 1 lakh to the Mukul Madhav Foundation in Pune to support 100 families for 14 days amid the nationwide lockdown in wake of the deadly COVID-19 crisis.
While number of COVID-19 positive cases is one of the highest in Maharashtra, Pune is one of the worst-hit cities in India with over 30 positive cases.
Dhoni’s donation will be used to provide relief kits in Pune to the daily wage workers who are the worst affected from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
MS Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh to support 100 families for 14 days in Pune.
His net worth is approximately Rs 800 crores.
— Nirmala Tai (@Vishj05) March 26, 2020
But people on the social media in India, and especially on Twitter, are angry with Dhoni’s insignificant contribution to the cause.
On the other hand, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed 17 Indian lives in India.
Tendulkar’s donation is so far the biggest contribution by any sportsman to fight Covid-19 pandemic.
The master blaster decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to PM’s Relief Fund and Maharastra CM’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.
Dhoni is one of the richest players in the world, and is co-owner of various sporting franchises including Chennaiyin FC, hockey club Ranchi Rays and Supersport World Championship team Mahi Racing Team India.
Dhoni is one of the highest paid cricketers in India. In addition to his BCCI contract, he gets $1.5 million from Chennai Super Kings.
Moreover, he is also the brand ambassador for Pepsi, Orient PSPO, Spartan Sports, Reebok, Boost, Amity University, Gulf Oil, Amrapali Group, Ashok Leyland, McDowell’s Soda, Big Bazaar, Exide Batteries, TVS Motors, Sony Bravia, Sonata Watches, Dabur Chyawanprash, Lays Wafers, Lafarge Customer Service and Maxx Mobile.
Dhoni is also the Vice President (Marketing) at the India Cements which is owned by N.Srinivasan, the former BCCI president.