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Sunil Gavaskar donated Rs 59 lakh for Covid-19 fight

Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar, it emerged on Tuesday, donated Rs 59 lakh towards Covid-19 relief fund as he joined an array of sportspersons who have contributed to the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

While Sunil Gavaskar did not reveal the contribution himself, former Mumbai batsman Amol Majumdar took to social media to confirm the donation.

Sunil Gavaskar donated Rs 35 lakh to PM-CARES fund and Rs 24 lakh to the Maharashtra state government’s Covid-19 relief fund, Majumdar said.

Confirming the news, former India cricketer and Gavaskar’s son, Rohan said the donation was made last week. Rohan also shed light on the numbers behind Gavaskar’s donation for the Covid-19 relief.

“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,” Rohan Gavaskar wrote on Twitter.