Indian actor, Sonu Sood who has been providing help to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic has now provided a helping hand to the bat repairer Ashraf Chaudhary, who worked for legendary cricketers including the likes of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.
Despite working for such legendary cricketers, Chaudhary is struggling to pay his hospital bills. While cricketers were locked inside their homes with no tournament inline due to the coronavirus pandemic, those who earned their livelihood through cricket like bat makers, scorers, groundsmen among others are struggling to make ends meet.
Ashraf Chaudhary owns an ancestral shop near Mumbai’s Metro cinema is among those in dire need of help to battle the financial crisis during the pandemic.
“His situation is not good. There was some kidney stone-related problem, which has resurfaced again and there are other complications too. The lockdown means his business took a major hit as cricket has completely come to standstill in the city. He doesn’t have funds; whatever he has, it’s over,” Prashant Jethmalani, who is helping Ashraf raise funds for the treatment, told The Indian Express.
On August 22, a Twitter user named Navin Theone shared the heart-touching story of Ashraf Bhai with Sonu Sood via Twitter and urged him to help the needy. The Twitter user shared a poster which states that, “Ashraf Bhai who fixed bats for Kohli and Tendulkar is struggling to pay hospital bills”.
To which Sonu replied, “Find his address”.
पता ढूँढो इस भाई का। https://t.co/QiwEoy5vjK
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 22, 2020
Actor Sonu Sood has been an inspiration for several ever since he started helping the migrant workers affected by the coronavirus lockdown. On August 24, he announced that he is offering accommodation to 20,000 migrant workers in Noida.
Sood, also said these workers have also been provided jobs in garment factories of the region through their initiative Pravasi Rojgar. The actor along with his team had rolled out a toll-free number and a WhatsApp helpline to connect with stranded workers and arrange their transportation during the lockdown.