Several media portals reported that former captain and Chennai Super Kings current captain Dhoni, gave 1 lakh as his contribution to help government to combat Coronavirus. According to economic times, Dhoni donated this amount through crowd funding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav foundation, a public charitable trust in Pune. As soon as the news surfaced, many fans expressed their disappointment as Dhoni, being one of the richest cricketer of Indian cricket, donating just 1 lakh.
Many compared Dhoni with legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who donated Rs.50 lakhs for the country. Suresh Raina of Indian cricket decided to give Rs.52 lakhs as well. The cricketer posted about it his official twitter account.
It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat #COVID19. I’m pledging ₹52 lakh for the fight against #Corona (₹31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund & ₹21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!#StayHomeIndia @narendramodi @PMOIndia @myogiadityanath— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 28, 2020
“MS Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh to support 100 families for 14 days in Pune.His net worth is approximately Rs 800 crores.” wrote one of a twitter user to slam the cricketer whereas another one said “A class 12 student donates 2.5 lakhs whereas one of India’s richest cricketers MS Dhoni pledges 1 lakh rupees to poor families…!”
Check out some of their reactions below :
MS Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh to support 100 families for 14 days in Pune.— Nirmala Tai (@Vishj05) March 26, 2020
His net worth is approximately Rs 800 crores.
MS Dhoni should be told not to insult the feeling/concept of Charity or Donation. somebody should do a crowdfunding and return his 1 Lakh with interest… https://t.co/w8RJBDzDZ9— IIIIIIIIII (@_NairFYI) March 26, 2020
On seeing these reactions and news reports, Sakshi Singh, wife of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, expressed her disagreement through a tweet. Sakshi wrote “I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder where responsible journalism has disappeared !” in her official twitter account, in which she enjoys more than three lakh followers.
Here’s her tweet :
I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder where responsible journalism has disappeared !— Sakshi Singh 🇮🇳❤️ (@SaakshiSRawat) March 27, 2020
Dhoni is one of the most loved and influential cricketer of all time. He is also one of the richest cricketers in the world right now and his real life story got adapted as a film as “MS Dhoni” by having actor Sushanth Singh Rajput as Dhoni. The last time Dhoni was seen in a cricketing pitch is during the World Cup semi finals against New Zealand. He is all set to appear in IPL tournament to represent team Chennai Super Kings.
Comment your views on this tweet posted by Sakshi !!