We all know that every batsman’s best friend is his cricket bat. Which is why cricketers all around the world have always been grateful to the people who fix these precious bats. Since without a proper cricket bat, the batsman wouldn’t have been able to score runs and create glorious records.
Recently, Sachin Tendulkar has come in aid of a bat maker who once used to fix his bats during his India days. A bat maker Ashraf Chaudhary was in a financial crisis since his business suffered a huge loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since cricket had come on a standstill, Ashraf’s business was basically shut since no one got their bats fixed. He was further hospitalised and desperately needed financial help.
Sachin Tendulkar provides financial help to Ashraf Chacha
Ashraf Chaudhary, known as Ashraf Chacha had a plea gone viral on the internet, asking for financial help in the times of uncertainty. Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood, who has been doing a lot of social responsibility work of helping migrants get back home offered to help Ashraf Chacha.
Leading into this the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar has also come out to help the ailing bat maker.
The bat maker is currently in hospital and is undergoing treatment in Mumbai. He is known to have been suffering from diabetes and pneumonia in the past. With his condition getting worse, the family is unable to pay for the bat maker’s high bills. As a result, Ashraf had asked for help from the general public.
Sachin Tendulkar got the news of his bat maker Ashraf Chacha being in financial crisis and immediately decided to help him out of this obnoxious situation.
“Tendulkar came forward and has spoken to Ashraf Chacha. He has also helped him financially. A major chunk of the finances has been donated by the legendary batsman,”
It is said that Ashraf Chaudhary has fixed bats of the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and MS Dhoni in the past. He operates through his shop which is located in South Mumbai. Well, this isn’t the first time Sachin Tendulkar has helped someone out of trouble. As he recently donated 50 Lakh rupees in the PM Cares fund.