Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar came ahead to help bat repairer — Ashraf Chaudhary, who is hospitalised and is facing problems in paying the dues. Chaudhary is famously known as ‘Ashraf Chacha’ who has fixed bats of many famous cricketers including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Steve Smith to name a few.
He owns an ancestral shop named ‘M Ashraf Bro’ in South Mumbai where he plies his trade by fixing the bats of the best of the players in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit his business hard just like others around which has left his family helpless to pay for his medical dues.
Sachin Tendulkar helps ‘Ashraf Chacha’
The greatest cricketer on planet earth has always shown his generousness by helping those in need. He comes out once again to lend a helping hand to his bat maker Ashraf Chaudhary who is in need. He has been admitted in Savla Hospital for the past 12 days, as per a report in PTI. He has been suffering from diabetes and pneumonia-related problems.
The pandemic has left him and his family with not much to pay for his medical dues and hence they sought help. Ashraf Chaudhary’s close friend Prashant Jethmalani has also been asking cricketers and others to donate. He has confirmed that Sachin Tendulkar has paid for the major chunk of his treatment and also spoke to Ashraf.
“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,” he told PTI.
The helping hand of Sachin Tendulkar
The Master blaster has come ahead to help many people in multiple instances. One such instance is when Dalbir Singh Gill, a former cricketer who played with Sachin Tendulkar at the under-17 level. He was injured in a road accident in 2002. He had a hip replacement surgery in 2010 and can now walk again. The bill for his treatment was paid for by Sachin Tendulkar.
He also has adopted two villages to completely take care under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme.