Several cricket players and IPL teams have come forward to help COVID-19 victims in India. Several persons related to Cricket are announcing their support to help India fight against Covid-19.
Pat Cummins, Brett Lee, Sachin Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan, Jayadev Unadkat, Rahane, Pandya Brothers, and many others have helped India in this difficult time.
Indian Cricket Captain Donates INR 2 Crore to Covid-19 fight:
India captain Virat Kohli and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma, have donated INR 2 crore (US$ 270,000 approx.). The donation is towards a fundraising campaign to aid India’s Covid-19 relief.
“Things have been very tough for India. We are fighting the pandemic, and it really pains us to see our country suffer like this.” Kohli and Sharma said on their social media channels. “We are grateful to all the people who have been fighting for us day and night. Their dedication is appreciated.”-they added.
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya
Mumbai Indians star all-rounder Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal Pandya have announced the donation of 200 oxygen concentrators. Hardik said that his family, including Krunal, will donate 200 oxygen concentrators to rural areas of the country facing the Covid-19 epidemic.
Opening batsman of Indian cricket team, Shikhar Dhawan has also put his hand forward to help India in this battle of Covid-19. Dhawan has announced on Twitter that he will donate 20 lakh rupees to help in the ongoing oxygen crisis in the country.
He will also include the money that he will receive from all post-match individual performance awards in the IPL 2021.
Amidst growing cases of COVID-19, Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has taken such a step which is being praised by all. 29-year-old Jaydev Unadkat of Gujarat was bought by Rajasthan in an IPL auction last year for Rs 3 crore.
Now the player has decided to donate 10% of his IPL salary towards providing essential medical resources for those in need.
Tendulkar also announced his decision to contribute to the cause.
Mehmood Khan the father of the Pathan brothers had announced the setting up of free food facilities in their fight against Covid 19.
This initiative is on behalf of the trust that they run in Vadodara and is known as Mehmood Khan Charitable Trust. Irfan Pathan had made it known to his followers on Twitter that they can reach out for assistance in case there is a requirement for food.
Ajinkya Rahane Provides Oxygen:
Ajinkya Rahane donated a total of 30 Oxygen cylinders to an NGO named Mission Vayu on May 1st. This was well received by the organization and was dispatched to regions across Maharashtra that were severely affected by Oxygen shortages in hospitals. Maharashtra has been one of the worst affected states in India.
Aussie Cricket Players Donate Big to Covid-19 Cause:
Pat Cummins: This fast bowler joined the effort to make a difference. The Australian cricketer donated approximately INR 37.3 lakh to UNICEF. It was particularly to help in providing oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.
Brett Lee: This former Aussie bowler also showed his generosity after getting inspired by the Pat Cummins donation to PM Cares Fund. Brett Lee has decided to donate 1 Bitcoin to aid Indian hospitals to procure oxygen supplies.
Australian bowler who currently plays for Chennai Super Kings Jason Behrendorff decided to donate to the UNICEF project to help India fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he didn’t disclose the amount yet.
the Punjab Kings’ West Indian batter Nicholas Pooran also responded to the situation – “it’s all so heartbreaking to be so close to such tragedy” – by putting out a message on Twitter. He said that he would play his part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation.