Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Source: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has come forward to help the people fight the coronavirus outbreak. Tendulkar on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lockdown in the country and almost all around the globe due to the outbreak of the coronavirus has forced the sports to go on a standstill. A number of tournaments have either been postponed or have been canceled.

The cricketers around the world have picked new methods to deal with this situation. While India skipper Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have urged the people to stay inside their homes and be safe, opener Shikhar Dhawan is busy with domestic chores.

Off-spinner R Ashwin took a different way of spreading awareness. The off-spinner posted the picture of him mankading Jos Buttler in one of the IPL matches between KXIP and RR. Don’t wander out. Stay inside, stay safe,” Ashwin tweeted.

PM Modi on Sunday announced that the country would go under lockdown for 21 days that means that IPL is slated to get further postponed. The cash-rich league was earlier postponed till April 15.

Earlier, India were slated to play a three-match ODI series against South Africa. The first match was washed away due to rain while the other two were canceled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.