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.
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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
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
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
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 Yaseen🇮🇳ياسين (@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
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.
Soon after the reports started pouring in, the cricketer's wife, Sakshi Dhoni, refuted the news, and posted a message on the microblogging site.
I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder… https://t.co/Aml2ha66vO— Sakshi Singh 🇮🇳❤️ (@SaakshiSRawat) 1585299119000
The post was retweeted over 2.1K times, and more than 10.6K people liked it.
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Achal Joshi25 days ago
Yaar, a month back I was thinking I wanna watch him in IPl live... something to brag about as I feared it would be his last season. Such an inspiration! N now, I am not sure... and recall his snatching stump during 2011 World Cup final!!! What a fall in my eyes
vc35 days ago
Donation by Dhoni was much before the launch of PM CARES Fund and appeal. Secondly, the donation is for an entity named Mukul Madhav Foundation at Pune through a Crowd-Funding platform. Many celebrites may be donating to PM CARES Fund in due course, some may NOT opt for publicity. The problem here is, many readers, do not read the news item/article but jump to make comments. If this is the state of affairs in an eminent English newspaper site, with educated readers, think of vernacular press in a specific region.
Maharajan Thangavel35 days ago
why all of you jumping on Dhoni??? It's purely his wish to donate or not!... Hardly he might have given 20 crores!!... For this if you are throwing your words against him, how much you should have reacted when all of our tax money were wasted in 3000 crore statue, international tours, purchasing MLAs & beef party advertisements????