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Mumbai: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate now," tweeted an NGO named Apnalaya while expressing gratitude to Tendulkar and urging others to donate.

The 47-year-old, on his part, wished the NGO to continue their work in the service of the distressed and needy. "Keep up your good work," he tweeted.

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Earlier, Tendulkar had donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.

The Master Blaster has been urging people to adhere to the guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors during the ongoing lockdown in place amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed around 200 lives in the country thus far.

Sachin Tendulkar Still Remembered Off The Field

Last time India won an ICC event, Champions Trophy in 2013, Ramji Srinivasan was the man training M.S. Dhonis warhorses. And it was the same man who kept Team India fit and healthy during the 2011 World Cup journey. At a time when the world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, who better than Ramji to suggest ways to stay fit and healthy while staying indoors.

"I never saw a Sachin Tendulkar, Dhoni, Virender Sehwag or Rohit Sharma obsess over weight training. Yes, they did hit the gym, but there was a reason when they did and not because they would lift heavy weights. The likes of Sachin would work a lot on their wrists and shoulders. Let's keep Dhoni aside because I honestly believe he was a natural. You cannot go through a career like his and with the workload he had and still count injuries on your fingers," he laughed.

Meanwhile, former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has said legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was the hardest to get out as he didn't have any technical weakness.

"Probably technically the best batsman (Tendulkar) I ever saw. The hardest batsman to get out. I think Sachin, technically, didn't have a weakness. Part of you hoped that he made a mistake," Fox Sports quoted Clarke as saying on the Big Sports Breakfast radio show.

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, scored 15,921 and 18,426 runs respectively in 200 Tests and 463 matches he played for India. He holds the record for scoring the maximum number of centuries (100) in international cricket.

(With Agency Inputs)

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