BY :- Shivam Pandey
If there’s no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world. No one will doubtthis. #cricket is a religion in India where cricketers are treated like Gods and unlike any god in humanity these gods too come out and take a stand for something that they truly believe must change. even the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar, who is one of the greatest batsmen of all time.these ambassadors of the holy game have given us major reasons to love cricket and more to love them as a person too.
There are many cricketers who are doing charity work. Sachin Tendulkar have financed some NGOs who works against Cancer, Polio and Aids. Tendulkar now sponsors 200 underprivileged children every year through a Mumbai-based NGO. He said that he is following his father’s footsteps who sponsored the education of a newspaper boy even during the days ‘where every penny mattered,’ A request from Sachin on Twitter raised 1.025 crore (US$204,487.5) through Sachin’s crusade against cancer for the Crusade against Cancer foundation. Sachin Tendulkar devoted all of nine hours to the 12-hour Coca-Cola-NDTV Support My School telethon on 18 September 2011 that helped raise 7 crore (2 crore more than the target) for from the creation of basic facilities, particularly toilets for girl students, in 140 government schools across the country. Sachin paid the whole cost of hip replacement surgery of Dalbir Singh Gill, a former cricketer who played with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar at Under-17 level. Dalbir met with an accident when his motorcycle collided with a tanker. He was in coma for eight months. He suffered multiple brain injuries and lost the power to walk. Now to get him back on his feet, Dalbir would undergo a surgery to replace his damaged hip balls and the Rs.6 lakh expense would be borne by Sachin. Dalbir’s mother wrote a letter and sent all medical reports to Sachin. Within hours he responded saying he would take all the responsibility of his friend. Once Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara managed to raise an impressive Rs 5 lakh on her own for charity. 13-year-old daughter Sara was participating in the Dream Run at the Mumbai Marathon to raise money for a social cause. “I always wanted to participate in the event with my grandmother, but couldn’t do so earlier as I was underage,” she said. Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar were preparing to celebrate their daughter Sarah’s birthday in October, 2009 when she bowled a googly to her dad. Sachin said, “We were preparing to celebrate her (Sarah’s) birthday when she said that she doesn’t want a party at home. We were a little surprised. She wanted to have a party at (the slums of) Govandi and wanted to share the goodies with the (slum) children there. We felt really proud when my daughter said this.” Said Sachin Sachin Tendulkar endorses social advertisements free such as for Polio. Recently he didn’t charge a single penny for his participation in an awareness campaign encouraging people for census in 2011.