As per the latest reports, ace cricket star Pat Cummins has made a contribution of $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund in the fight against the ongoing pandemic crisis.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021
Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer stated that there has been quite a bit of conversation over here as to whether it is apt for the IPL to carry on while the pandemic infection rates stay high.
I’m advised that the Indian government is of the opinion that playing the IPL while the residents are in lockdown offers a few hours of delight and relief each day at an otherwise tough time for the nation.
“As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the ‘PM Cares Fund,’ precisely to buy oxygen supplies for India’s medical houses.”
Hi Pat! Such a heartwarming gesture!
Here is a list of deserving, authentic movements that are fighting covid in India. Please consider donating to one of them instead. https://t.co/Vf4VuuR68v
— Nitin Sundar (@knittins) April 26, 2021
“I encourage my fellow IPL players – and anyone around else the world who has been touched by India’s passion and generosity – to contribute. I will kick it off with $50,000,” he wrote. “At times like this it is easy to feel helpless. I’ve certainly felt that of late. But I hope by making this public appeal we can all channel our emotions into action that will bring light into people’s lives.I know my donation isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but I hope it will make a difference to someone.” [1 AUD = 58.23 INR; 50,000 AUD ~ 29,12,000 INR]
A lot of Australian players bid adieu IPL 2021 initially as the pandemic crisis in the nation deteriorated, with Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson picking to follow AJ Tye home.
Last week, Rajasthan Royals batsman Liam Livingstone opted to return to England.
In the meantime, India and Delhi Capitals spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin cut short his IPL season on April 25 to be with family.