Dhoni donates Rs 1 lakh to fight Covid-19, faces the wrath of Twitter; netizens say ‘his net worth is Rs 800 cr’

Dhoni donates Rs 1 lakh to fight Covid-19, faces the wrath of Twitter; netizens say ‘his net worth is Rs 800 cr’ thumbnail
The cricket maestro faced the ire of netizens.ET Online|Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020, 02.11 PM ISTDhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust, in Pune. As the country enters day three of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown, several well-known personalities from the film fraternity, politics…

The cricket maestro faced the ire of netizens.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020, 02.11 PM IST

Dhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust, in Pune.
Dhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust, in Pune.

As the country enters day three of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown, several well-known personalities from the film fraternity, politics and sports have stepped up to do their bit and help those in need. Former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, too, announced a donation of Rs 1 lakh to combat the pandemic that has gripped the nation.

Dhoni had donated the money via a crowdfunding website Ketto, to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust, in Pune. While several netizens praised Dhoni for his much-needed contribution, some members of the Twitterati were of the opinion that Rs 1 lakh is too small an amount and that the 38-year-old cricketer could have donated more.

The comparison of Dhoni’s donation with that of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, both of whom have donated Rs 50 lakh each, didn’t help Dhoni’s cause.

This user was quick to point out that the cricketer’s net worth is approximately Rs 800 cr.

MS Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh to support 100 families for 14 days in Pune. His net worth is approximately Rs 800 crores.

— Nirmala Tai (@Vishj05) 1585243794000

In fact, even those who claimed to be die-hard Dhoni fans had a hard time defending him.

I am a dhoni tard but if he has donated 1 lakh only . I am the first one to be very sad about this. https://t.co/nFkqennP8A

— msdian 2511 (@swapnilbajpai82) 1585277088000

This netizen calculated the amount per meal that each of the 100 families in Pune would get if Dhoni donates Rs 1 lakh.

Dhoni Donates to Help 100 Poor Families During COVID-19 Lockdown. Net worth – 800 crore Donation – 1 lakh This… https://t.co/bcXzaAh1ph

— Knotty Commander (@KnottyCommander) 1585274481000

Needless to say, the wicketkeeper-cum-batsmen faced the ire of netizens like never before.

A class 12 student donates 2.5 lakhs whereas one of India’s richest cricketers MS Dhoni pledges 1 lakh rupees to p… https://t.co/wQRJ3Ej00W

— Mohammed Yaseenياسين (@myaseenahmed) 1585273291000

Thank you mam for the donation ♥️ your moral net worth is more than MS Dhoni who is worth 800 crores still donat… https://t.co/BXcv8Vsv1F

— @Morally Corrupt Nation (@Castic19) 1585269282000

Some even compared Dhoni’s donation to that of Tennis champion Roger Federer who donated 1 million Swiss francs earlier this week to fight the pandemic.

Roger Federer donates 1 million swizz francs for swizz people and Dhoni donates 1 lakh rupees for indian in this pandemic. @BCCI @msdhoni

— Narendra Singh Rathore (@rathorenp) 1585256170000

MS Dhoni should be told not to insult the feeling/concept of Charity or Donation. somebody should do a crowdfunding… https://t.co/mfRvIlU3b0

— IIIIIIIIII (@_NairFYI) 1585252669000

The man @msdhoni who has more than 1000 crore has donated 1 Lakh and media is going gaga with him. What a non sense… https://t.co/prTaI1WwaZ

— Soumya (@soumyasarkar007) 1585283379000

The donations will be used to provide daily essential groceries to the families of daily wage-workers.

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