Ashraf Chaudhary has once fixed Sachin Tendulkar’s damaged bats & now the former cricketer has taken upon himself to help the bat repairer who has been hospitalized for considerable amount of time due to illness.
“Ashraf Chacha” as fondly called in cricketing circles has been admitted to the Savla hospital for past 12 days due to diabetes and midzone pneumonia-related complications. The bat maker’s close friend Prashant Jethmalani told media 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 Chaudhary has fixed bats of several noted cricketers including Tendulkar & Virat Kohli but is facing hard times due to COVID-19 as both his health and business took a beating. He is always present in the Wankhede Stadium during the International & IPL matches.
Even international players like Australian Steve Smith, West Indians Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard have all hit sixes with bats mended by Ashraf Chacha. The bat maker also 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.