Today Pat Cummins proved that not only he is a fine cricketer but above all a great human being. The Australian fast bowler who is currently representing Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 has taken done his bit to help those who are suffering from COVID-19. The second wave of coronavirus has hit India extremely hard as there is a huge shortage of Oxygen supplies in Indian hospitals.
Pat Cummins Contributes To The ‘PM Cares Fund’
Cummins has now come ahead and contributed 50 000 dollars which are approximately Rs. 37 lakhs to the ‘PM Cares fund’. The Australian cricketer understands that people in India currently needs help to fight against the deadly pandemic. Cummins has urged all the IPL players and others to donate and help the people of India.
“India is a country I have come to love dearly over the years and the people here are one of the warmest and kindest I have met. To know so many are suffering so much this time saddens me greatly,” Cummins said in his statement.
“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high.
I am 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,” he said.
“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,” the Australian wrote.
“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”, Cummins said on Twitter on Instagram.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Twitter was all blessings for the cricketer who took a step to support the needy in these trying times. A total of 3 Australia thus far has opted to pull out of IPL 2021 due to the COVID-19 scare in Indian.
Nevertheless, Cummins will continue to play in the league and try to bring smiles to the faces of people for whom IPL 2021 matches are an escape every evening. Here are all the Twitter reactions after Cummins posted a heartfelt post on Twitter and led the way for others by donating to the ‘PM cares fund’.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 26, 2021
Nicest guy ever. ❤️ https://t.co/GjDjrLJorN
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 26, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 26, 2021
— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) April 26, 2021
— Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore) April 26, 2021
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) April 26, 2021
— Ayush Kumar Yadav (@Ayush18virat) April 26, 2021
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 26, 2021
— Professor ngl राजा बाबू 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) April 26, 2021
Thanku Pat Cummins you have earned our respect ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6ZxXdAy9gz
— Shweta 🇮🇳 (@Sanatani_shree) April 26, 2021
Thanku so much man❤ pic.twitter.com/T6UCMz3pBB
— 🅂🄰🄷🄸🄻 (@Sidharthfan9432) April 26, 2021
Thanks Pat 🙌🏻
India will forever indebted to you for this 👌🏻👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/f33k4vhHDU
— The Flying Beetle (@Reborn2live) April 26, 2021