Cummins donates $50,000 for COVID-19 care in India
Australian right-arm fast bowler Pat Cummins donates $50,000 for the COVID-19 relief fund of India after the ongoing tragedies in India due to the pandemic.
It’s been more than a year since the whole world has started the fight against an intangible creature. The COVID-19 pandemic situation across the world is still continuing across various parts of the world. Some countries have managed to overcome this successfully while some are still fighting against it in a worse condition.
In India also the situation is worst to the core in some parts, especially in the capital New Delhi. Due to the overflow of infected patients, the country is struggling to provide adequate oxygen facilities to the people who are having breathing difficulties.
In the tough time, many are giving their helping hands to the country to fight against the virus. On that basis, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins donated $50,000 to the covid relief fund of India. The fast bowler officially revealed it through his official social media accounts with a statement. The fast bowler is currently in India, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL 2021.
“India is a country I’ve come to love dearly over the years and the people here are some of the warmest and kindest I’ve ever met. To know so many are suffering so much at this time saddens me greatly.
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.
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,” specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals.
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.
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.”