Jaydev Unadkat, Shikhar Dhawan contribute in India’s fight against COVID-19

Last Updated: Saturday, 1 May 2021 (11:21 IST)
New Delhi: India cricketers and on Friday made useful contributions in India fight against the deadly pandemic.

India is witnessing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 infections and registered 3,86,452 fresh cases on Friday. The health-care system is being overburdened with the acute shortage of oxygen and lifesaving drugs.
 
Rajasthan Royals pacer Unadkat will donate 10 percent of his IPL salary to help COVID-19 patients who need essential medical resources.
 
“I am contributing 10% of my IPL salary towards providing essential medical resources for those in need. My family will make sure it reaches the right places. Jai Hind ! ,” he tweeted.
 
The 29-year-old from Gujarat also urged people to get vaccinated and contribute in this fight against the pandemic.
 
“Let us all come together and fight as a team against this pandemic, contribute and help each in whatever way we can,” he said.
 
“I am contributing my part as well. Please get vaccinated whenever you can, take care and stay safe. We shall overcome this together,” he added.
 
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan has donated Rs 20 lakh to an NGO for buying oxygen cylinders and concentrators for the Indian hospitals ravaged by a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The opener also decided to donate his prize money received in various IPL matches, at the end of the event.
 
“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,” he added.
 
He also thanked all the frontline workers who have been working tirelessly amid the unprecedented health crisis.
 
“We are forever in your debt. I also urge everyone to observe health protocols -- wear a mask, sanitize and maintain social distancing,” he added. (UNI)