‘Shame on you’: MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi hits out at ‘false news’

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 27, 2020 3:25:26 pm

MS Dhoni is among several Indian sports stars who have pitched in to help in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak. (Instagram/SakshiSinghR)

MS Dhoni’s wife took to Twitter on Friday to hit out at misinformation being sent out at such sensitive times.

She said, “I request all media houses to stop carrying out false news at sensitive times like these ! Shame on You ! I wonder where responsible journalism has disappeared!”

Sakshi did not specify if she was referring to any specific piece of misinformation, but Dhoni, the former India captain, has been at the end of some criticism on social media over reports of the amount he donated in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Several reports have stated that Dhoni donated Rs 1 lakh via crowdfunding website Ketto to the Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust in Pune. Sakshi herself shared the details of the campaign on Instagram, urging others to donate as well.

While some have lauded Dhoni for the move, there have been many who have said that the amount is too little. Several other sports stars and sports bodies have donated to various funds put in place to fight the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Sachin Tendulkar is reported to have donated Rs 50 lakh. Sourav Ganguly has pledged to provide rice worth Rs 50 lakh. Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan have donated face masks to healthcare workers. Hima Das and Bajrang Punia have donated their salaries. Numerous other sports celebrities have pitched in to help.

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