Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has donated Rs 20 lakh to an NGO for buying 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 National Capital Region (NCR), one of many worst affected within the nation.
Dhawan has additionally determined to donate his prize cash obtained in numerous IPL matches, on the finish of the occasion.
“We are in unprecedented times right now and it is the need of the hour that we do everything possible to help each other out,” Dhawan posted on social media.
“I will be making a donation of Rs 20 lakh plus money from all post-match individual performances awards that I receive from IPL 2021 towards Mission Oxygen to help fund requirement of Oxygen,” Dhawan wrote.
He thanked all of the frontline employees who’ve been working tirelessly for multiple 12 months amid the unprecedented well being disaster.
Earlier within the day, seamer Jaydev Unadkat pledged 10 per cent of his IPL salary in direction of the COVID19 combat whereas Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies additionally stepped in to contribute 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.
Among others, the Australian cricket media (USD 4200/Rs 3.11 lakh), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crores), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crores) have all made contributions by means of numerous NGOs of their combat towards the dreaded virus.