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PM Narendra Modi Heaps Praise on Suresh Raina for his Rs 52 lakh Donation to Fight COVID-19

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has requeted the citizens of India to contribute in the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund after announcing the 21-days lockdown due to the coronavirus. PM-CARES fund has the objective of dealing with emergency situation like the Coronavirus. While Narendra Modi is the chairman of this trust, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are the members of this trust.

After the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s request, various organisation and the celebrities came forward to support their country to fight COVID-19. The key batsman of the Indian team and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has promised to donate Rs. 52 lakh to fight against the coronavirus, which is very dangerous to the humans.

The left-handed batsman from Uttar Pradesh has donated Rs. 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and the remaining Rs. 21 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. Suresh Raina has also urged his fans and followers to help their country to fight the pandemic disease.

The Prime Minister of India, Narender Modi has heaped praise on the left-handed cricketer, who came forward to donate in the fund. The PM Modi did not waste his time to appreciate Suresh Raina’s effort on his twitter handle.

PM Modi wrote,”That’s a brilliant fifty.”

There are several cricketers who have donated in the fund prior to the left-handed cricketer, Suresh Raina. The legendary cricketer of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar has promised to donate Rs. 50 lakh to help India fight COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) came forward and announced to pledge Rs. 51 crore to the PM-CARES fund.

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Top 5 Indian Cricketers with Their Net-worth

Next to football, cricket is the most popular sport with a huge fan following all around the world. It has become a daily routine for the people in India. Nowadays, the fans want to know the net worth of cricketers as they get paid a hefty fee after completing the game. Apart from this, they earn a lot of money from their sponsors and endorsements. let us have a look at the top 5 current Indian cricketers and their net worth.

5. Rohit Sharma – $18.7 million

The Mumbaikar makes it to the list by earning $18.7 million which translates 130 crores in INR. He has endorsed a lot of top brands like Nissan, Adidas, Oppo smartphones and much more. Also, he is one of the three athletes who hold an A+ Grade contract with BCCI. Rohit has been retained by the Mumbai Indians for a whopping price of Rs 15 crores ahead of the IPL 2020.

4.Suresh Raina – $25 million

Fondly known as “Mr.IPL”, Suresh Raina, was one of the mainstays in the Indian team in the limited-overs format. However, Raina failed to maintain his consistency which costed him to lose his place from the side. Besides, Raina has a net worth of $25 million and has various endorsements such as Ceat, Boost, Adidas and others.

3.Yusuf Pathan – $26.5 million

Surprisingly, the Baroda all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan. grab the 3rd spot in the list even he’s not playing for the national side for a quite while. But his scintillating performance in IPL made him earn some money with KKR and currently with SRH. Though, he pockets some by endorsing few brands like Tata Indicom, Reebok, and others. Also, both the Pathan brothers running a cricket academy in Baroda which is named “The Cricket Academy of Pathans”.

2.Virat Kohli – $92 million

Without any doubt, the Delhi born will soon grab the first place of this elite list. Kohli is also one of the three players who hold the A+ Grade contract with BCCI. He has been associated with top brands such as American Tourister, MRF, Hero Motocorp, Audi, Puma, and much more. Ahead of the IPL 2020, Kohli was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a humungous amount of Rs 17 crores.

1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni – $150 million

Dhoni, one of the greatest captains of all time makes it to the top of the list with a net worth of $150 million. He is the only cricketer to win all three ICC titles as captain. Dhoni has a lot of endorsement deals like TVS Motors, Sonata Watches, Ashok Leyland, Big Bazaar, Lays, Gulf Oil, and much more. Ahead of the IPL 2020, he was retained by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 15 crores.