Gautam Gambhir donates his 2 years' salary to PM CARES Fund to fight against Coronavirus

Gautam Gambhir donates his 2 years’ salary to PM CARES Fund to fight against Coronavirus

Gambhir has earlier donated his 1 month salary to PM CARES Fund.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India continues to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic even as the country is under lockdown until April 14. The number of positive cases though is increasing and it has happened rapidly over the last couple of days. The count is closing in on 2000 now in India and the upcoming week will be crucial.

Keeping in mind, the grave situation, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund and urged the nation to donate. Since then, several celebrities including cricketers and common people, a lot of them have donated to the noble cause in order to help the country fight the Coronavirus crisis.

The former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir and the BJP MP recently pledged to donate his one month salary to the PM CARES Fund while he also released money twice from his MPLAD fund, Rs 50 lakhs once for equipments needed for the treatment of the Coronaivrus affected patients and Rs 1 crore then for the PM CARES Fund.

The man now has gone one step ahead and has decided to give away his two-year salary to the PM’s relief fund and is leading from the front while urging his fans and followers to come forward and lend the helping hand. He took to Twitter to announce his second donation to the fund writing, “People ask what can their country do for them. The real question is what can you do for your country? I am donating my 2 year’s salary to #PMCaresFund. You should come forward too! @narendramodi @JPNadda @BJP4Delhi #IndiaFightsCorona.”

Here’s his tweet:

Gautam Gambhir’s controversial tweet

Earlier in the day, Gautam Gambhir came up with a rather distasteful tweet to start a historic day for Indian cricket on a bit of a controversial note. In his tweet, he reminded everyone that the World Cup was won by the whole nation and not by a six. He was pointing towards MS Dhoni’s match winning six, the moment which is etched in the fans’ memories for ever as it broke India hoodoo with the World Cup after 28 long years.