Coronavirus: Golfer Arjun Bhati sells all his trophies, raises Rs 4.30 lakh to donate to PM-CARES Fund

Since all sporting events have come to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian sports fraternity has made a significant contribution to fight the novel pandemic.

From cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli to boxing and tennis legends Mary Kom and Sania Mirza, sports figures are making sure to contribute as much they can to help the country.

Now joining forces is the young Indian golfer Arjun Bhati. The teenage sensation has donated Rs 4.30 lakh towards the PM CARES relief fund. 

What's more interesting is that the 15-year-old sold all the trophies, which includes 3 world golf championship titles and national championship, to raise money.

Bhati, who hails from Greater Noida, revealed that he sold all of his trophies to his relatives and friends of his parents to raise money.

"As you all know, our country is going through a tough time, a difficult situation has arisen. I would like you all to come forward in helping the country. To contribute in whatever capacity you can.

"In the last 8 years, I had won 102 trophies, I gave them to get some money and now I have contributed Rs 4 lakh and 30 thousand to the PM-CARES Fund. I would like everyone to utilise this time and follow self-isolation," Bhati said, according to India Today.

"I wanted to do my bit in India’s fight against COVID-19. Since I have no earning of my own, I decided to sell my trophies. Trophies can be won later, but I can’t sit idle when my nation is in need of funds to fight the deadly disease.

"My relatives and friends of my parents have bought them. Though the trophies are still at my home. I will send them across once the lockdown is lifted," Bhati added.

Currently in India, a total of 4,789 cases have been registered with 124 deaths, as of 8.30 AM on April 8, 2020. 353 patients have recovered from the virus.