New Delhi: As India battles the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, Rajasthan Royals bowler Jaydev Unadkat introduced that he’ll donate 10 p.c of his Indian Premier League (IPL) wage for offering important medical sources for these affected.
Unadkat on Friday shared a video on Twitter to disclose his choice of donating a portion of his IPL wage to assist India struggle the continued coronavirus disaster.
“I am contributing 10% of my IPL salary towards providing essential medical resources for those in need. My family will make sure it reaches the right places. Jai Hind!” Unadkat tweeted.
The Rajasthan Royals participant additionally urged folks to get vaccinated as quickly as potential and made an enchantment to return ahead and assist everybody in these testing occasions.
“Our country is going through a lot of distress and for that matter, I know how privileged we are in this position to play cricket. I also know how painful a personal loss can be and worrying it can be to witness your close ones fighting for their lives,” Unadkat stated within the video.
“I am not saying that it is right or wrong to play cricketer at this moment. But honestly, it is difficult to stay away from family in this situation. We should help each other in whatever way we can, I am contributing my part as well. Please get vaccinated whenever you can. Take care and stay safe everyone,” he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals Player and Batsman Shikhar Dhawan has additionally shared a be aware on Twitter the place he pledged to donate Rs 20 Lakhs together with cash from all post-match particular person efficiency awards for serving to folks with Oxygen provide.
Earlier within the day, Punjab Kings batsman Nicholas Pooran determined to donate a portion of his IPL wage to assist folks in India struggle the pandemic.
Punjab Kings took to Twitter to announce that they’ve pledged funds in direction of offering oxygen concentrators throughout the nation.
IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals had on Thursday introduced a contribution of INR 7.5 crores (over $1mn) in direction of Covid Relief to offer help for folks severely impacted by the Covid-19 surge.
Previously, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar introduced that he donated Rs 1 crore for Covid-19 reduction. The cash will likely be used for getting oxygen concentrators for Covid-infected sufferers.
“The second wave of Covid has put our health-care system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for a large number of serious Covid patients is the need of the hour,” Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter deal with.
“I’ve helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this pandemic,” he added within the assertion.
Earlier, Australian cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Pat Cummins had donated $50000 to ‘PM Cares Fund’ for the acquisition of oxygen provides in India’s hospitals.
The quick bowler had issued an announcement urging everybody taking part within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to contribute and assist India struggle the battle in opposition to the Covid-19 surge.
“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while Covid-19 infection rates remain high. I’m advised that the Indian government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country,” Cummins had shared in an announcement on Twitter.
He inspired his fellow IPL gamers to contribute. He stated that by making this public enchantment, we will all channel our feelings into motion that can carry gentle into folks’s lives.