Jaydev Unadkat, Nicholas Pooran, Shikar Dhawan pledge a portion of IPL salaries to the battle against Covid-19 in India
Jaydev Unadkat will donate 10% of his IPL salary to the Covid relief fund. Nicholas Pooran has also contributed a portion of his IPL salary to the cause of India. Sachin Tendulkar, Pat Cummins, and Brett Lee are among those who have contributed.
In a tweet on Friday, India cricketer Jaydev Unadkat announced that he would donate 10% of his IPL salary to "ensure adequate medical services for those in need" at a time when India is fighting a deadly second wave of Covid-19 infections.
At the IPL 2020 auction, Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 3 crore for Unadkat, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Nicholas Pooran, a West Indies batsman who plays for the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League, also took to social media to announce that he would donate a portion of his IPL salary to help India battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"Despite the fact that the pandemic is still affecting many other nations, the situation in India is especially dire right now. I will do whatever I can to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to this desperate situation "Pooran said this in a video that he shared on Twitter.
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! pic.twitter.com/XvAOayUEcd— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) April 30, 2021
"To all of my fans and supporters, kindly note that I am in a secure and privileged place in India for the IPL. However, being so close to the disaster that surrounds us is tragic. I'd like to contribute a portion of my IPL salary to the Indian (Covid) crisis "Added he.
Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation.#PrayForIndia pic.twitter.com/xAnXrwMVTu— nicholas pooran #29 (@nicholas_47) April 30, 2021
Shikhar Dhawan also announced a donation of Rs 20 lakh. In addition, for the rest of the IPL matches, he will donate all of the money he earns. This money is part of the 'Mission Oxygen' programme, which was initiated in response to the oxygen shortage.
“I have got love and unwavering support from you for many years,” Dhawan writes. "Now it's my turn to return the favour. To all those who are working from the front, my Kurnish. It would be difficult for you to repay your loan.
Pooran's IPL team, Punjab Kings, had pledged earlier in the day to provide oxygen concentrators by partnering with an NGO called Round Table India. "#PBKS has pledged to provide oxygen concentrators with the help of @roundtableindia to aid in the battle against #COVID19 in India! We also invite everyone to join in and assist in whatever way they can because, working together, we can make a difference" Punjab Kings sent out a tweet.
Keep an eye on our social media channels for more details on how one can contribute to this cause.— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 30, 2021
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals donated money to Covid's relief efforts in the country on Thursday.
Pat Cummins, Brett Lee, and Sachin Tendulkar have also contributed money to aid the country's fight against COVID-19.