There's a tonny connection to Sunil Gavaskar's donation

Updated: Apr 08, 2020, 10:36 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

Former Mumbai skipper Amol Muzumdar tweeted about Gavaskar's donation.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

Batting cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has donated R59 lakh, joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed over 100 lives in India. Gavaskar did not reveal the contribution himself but a source close to him confirmed after former Mumbai skipper Amol Muzumdar 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," Muzumdar said.

Gavaskar's son Rohan, also a former cricketer, later explained the contributions to the two funds and tweeted: "This was done last week. 35 because he scored 35 hundreds for India [34 in Tests and one in ODIs] and 24 because he scored 24 for Mumbai [20 in Ranji Trophy, two each in Irani Cup and Wills Trophy]. Prayers for everyone's good health and that we are all safe and sound."

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