Rohit Sharma chips in with Rs 80 lakh for fight against Covid19

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Rs 5 lakh each from that is to 'Zomato Feeding India' which is helping families affected by national lockdown and welfare of stray dogs

Rohit Sharma with his wife Ritika and daughter Samaira. DC File Photo

 Mumbai: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakh to fight the rapidly-spreading Covid19 pandemic, saying the onus is on the citizens to help the country get back on its feet.

Rohit, who is the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team, has donated Rs 45 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to PM and CM's Relief Fund respectively. He gave Rs 5 lakh to 'Zomato Feeding India', which is helping families affected by the ongoing national lockdown, and another Rs 5 lakh to help aid the welfare of stray dogs.

"We need our country back on feet & the onus is on us. I've done my bit to donate 45lakhs to #PMCaresFunds, 25lakhs to #CMReliefFund Maharashtra, 5lakhs to @FeedingIndia and 5lakhs to #WelfareOfStrayDogs. Let's get behind our leaders and support them @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra," tweeted the elegant right handed batsman on Tuesday morning.

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