Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has donated Rs 20 lakh to an NGO for getting oxygen cylinders and concentrators, doing his bit to assist the Indian hospitals ravaged by a lethal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legendary Sachin Tendulkar contributed Rs 1 crore to the identical group — ‘Oxygen India’ — run by 250 entrepreneurs based mostly out of the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR), one of many worst affected within the nation.
Dhawan has additionally determined to donate his prize cash acquired in numerous IPL matches, on the finish of the occasion.
‘We’re in unprecedented occasions proper now and it’s the want of the hour that we do every thing attainable to assist one another out,’ Dhawan posted on social media.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 30, 2021
‘I shall be making a donation of Rs 20 lakh plus cash from all post-match particular person performances awards that I obtain from IPL 2021 in the direction of Mission Oxygen to assist fund requirement of Oxygen,’ Dhawan wrote.
He thanked all of the frontline staff who’ve been working tirelessly for multiple 12 months amid the unprecedented well being disaster.
‘We’re ceaselessly in your debt. I additionally urge everybody to look at well being protocols — put on a masks, sanitize and keep social distancing.’ Earlier within the day, seamer Jaydev Unadkat pledged 10 p.c of his IPL wage in the direction of the COVID19 struggle whereas Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies additionally stepped in to make contribution from his earnings.
Premier Australian pacer Pat Cummins was the primary amongst abroad gamers to contribute, donating USD 50,000 to the PM Cares fund.
Amongst others, the Australian cricket media (USD 4200/Rs 3.11 lakh), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crore), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crore) have all made contributions by way of numerous NGOs of their struggle towards the dreaded virus.