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Cricketer Sravanthi Naidu’s Parents Fight COVID-19, Sporting Fraternity Comes To Aid

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Cricketer Sravanthi Naidu: Former Indian woman cricketer, SK Sravanthi Naidu’s parents have been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and fighting for their lives.

The former Indian woman cricketer, SK Sravanthi Naidu played in eleven International matches (one Test, four one-dayers, and six T20), has been running between two hospitals for the past ten days. The 34-year-old former cricketer needs urgent funds for the treatment of her parents as she had earlier revealed that her 57-year-old mother SK Suman is in a critical condition while her father, 61-year-old Govind Naidu is also in the ICU.

“They are fighting for their lives,” said Naidu whose father has retired as a supervisor in TSRTC.

Earlier, badminton player and Commonwealth gold medallist Jwala Gutta shared the message through Twitter and asked people to help the player from Hyderabad out in the time of need. Gutta through her tweet informed that Naidu had already spent Rs 16 lakhs for the ongoing treatment.

Extending support, Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has decided to sanction Rs 3 lakh to Naidu. Vidya Yadav, sister of former India off-spinner and former BCCI ad-hoc president N Shivlal Yadav, too extended help by contacting various people while Indian men’s team captain, Virat Kohli donated Rs 6.77 lakh, according to a report in Sportstar. “Honestly, I was amazed at his spontaneous gesture. Such a great gesture from such a great cricketer. I am also grateful to the Indian fielding coach R. Sridhar who also took up the issue with Kohli,” Kohli mentioned.

G Hanuma Vihari, who is helping the COVID-19 patients, has also extended his help and claimed to have organised a fundraiser for the family.

The right-hand batswoman from Andhra Pradesh, Naidu made her international debut in the year 2005.