In the lockdown caused by the Corona virus epidemic, many people had to face problems, including some former cricketers. Among them was Shekhar Naik, who has won two World Cups in blind cricket,
But due to the lockdown, he faced financial crisis and asked for help. After a short time, help has reached Shekhar Naik, because the Indian Cricketers Association has sent one lakh rupees to him.
Actually, Dainik Jagran had an associate newspaper. It was also mentioned in the news that Shekhar Naik has taken care of his family by taking a loan of one lakh rupees from his wife’s gold jewelery, but even that amount was spent and did not live up to EMI money. Meanwhile, 33-year-old Naik received a phone call on Sunday afternoon asking for help.
Shekhar Naik had received a phone call by Ashok Malhotra, former Indian opener and President of the Indian Cricketers Association, ie ICA, and informed that ICA will give you one lakh rupees as help. The only blind cricketer in the country who has received the Padma Shri award has praised the mid-day newspaper and said that it was possible only because of mid-day, because he had published the news.
Shekhar Naik, living in Bangalore, said, “It is because of Malhotra Sir and Mid-Day. I would like to thank both of them. On May 28, Mid-Day wrote about my financial struggles. Malhotra Sir read about it and approved 1 lakh rupees. ” Earlier, while talking, Shekhar had said that he is getting half the salary due to the lockdown, in which it has become difficult to run a house.