Sachin Tendulkar comes to aid of ailing Ashraf who once fixed his bats

Team Udayavani, Aug 25, 2020, 7:27 PM IST


Mumbai: Ashraf Chaudhary once fixed his damaged bats and now Sachin Tendulkar has taken it upon himself to help the ailing bat repairer who has been hospitalised for considerable amount of time. “Ashraf Chacha” as he is known in cricketing circles, has been admitted to the Savla hospital since last 12 days due to diabetes and midzone pneumonia related complications.

The bat maker’s close friend Prashant Jethmalani, told PTI on Tuesday, “Tendulkar came forward and has spoken to Ashraf Chacha. He has also helped him financially. A major chunk of the finances has been donated by the legendary batsman.”

Ashraf has fixed bats of several noted cricketers including Tendulkar, Virat Kohli but fell on hard times due to Covid-19 as both health and business took a beating. He is an ever-present figure inside the Wankhede stadium during international and IPL matches. Even international players like Australian Steve Smith, West Indian Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard have all hit sixes with bats mended by Ashraf Chacha.

The bat maker owns a shop M Ashraf Bro, which is situated at Dhobi Talao in South Mumbai and there have been times when he has repaired bats for free just for his love for the game and the players.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Minor among three PLFI Naxals arrested in Jharkhand

British police arrest 2 in investigation into Texas standoff

No person can be forced to get vaccinated against their wishes: Centre to SC

Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj dead

Karnataka’s role to be bigger in driving our nation to $5-trillion economy, says CM Bommai

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 4th launch this year

CM Bommai gifts Kamalavva a house on ‘Makara Sankranti’

Related Articles More

Satwik-Chirag pair claims maiden India Open title

It’s possible Kohli resigned to avoid getting sacked again, feels Gavaskar

Australia beats England by 146 runs, completes 4-0 Ashes win

Anushka Sharma pens emotional note for Virat Kohli: You always stood up for the right thing

Djokovic loses deportation appeal in Australia


Saligrama Gurunarasimha and Anjaneeya temple Charot

Nannamma Super Star fame Samanvi ashes immersed in Cauvery river

NEWS BULLETIN 16-01-2022



Latest Additions

Standing in line for rich people earns this man Rs 16,000 per day

Minor among three PLFI Naxals arrested in Jharkhand

Does a new study really show that hydroxychloroquine might be effective against omicron?

Yes, your dog can understand what you’re saying — to a point

COVID: why T cell vaccines could be the key to long-term immunity

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.