Delhi Capitals batsman and orange cap holder Shikhar Dhawan donated 20 lakh rupees to an NGO to buy oxygen cylinders and concentrators for Indian hospitals facing trouble from the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tendulkar also donated one crore rupees to this NGO named ‘Oxygen India’. ‘Oxygen India’ is operated by 250 businessmen from the National Capital Region (NGO).
Dhawan has also decided to donate his prize money received in various matches after the tournament ends. He wrote on social media, “We are in an unprecedented time and it is the need of the hour that we do everything possible to help each other.”
He wrote, “I will donate the prize money received after the match for the individual performance during the 2021 IPL to Mission Oxygen so that the amount required for oxygen can be deposited.”
He also thanked all the frontline (involved in medical and other urgent) personnel who have been working tirelessly for more than a year amidst an unprecedented health crisis. He said, “We will always be indebted to you.” I urge everyone to follow the health protocol. Use a mask and maintain hygiene and social distance. “
Earlier, fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has announced to donate 10 percent of the IPL salary for the fight against Covid-19 while Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies.
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins was the first foreign player to donate $ 50,000 to the ‘PM Cars’ fund against the fight against this pandemonium.
Apart from this, Australian Cricket Media has donated $ 4200 (about 3.11 lakh rupees), Rajasthan Royals 7.5 crores, Delhi Capitals 1.5 crores to various NGOs.