KKR pacer Pat Cummins donated 50 000 dollars which are approximately Rs. 37 lakhs to the ‘PM Cares fund’ which will be used to buy oxygen cylinders to protect people who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus. Cummins took the step seeing the how tye people of the country are struggling to find medical help during these tough times. Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer has hailed Cummins for his contribution and has asked him to take a night off.
“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 on Twitter.
“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 further wrote in his statement.
Meanwhile, Wasim Jaffer has responded to his Tweet and also has asked to take a night off indictaing him not to play against his IPL franchise tonight. While replying to Cummins’ tweet, Jaffer wrote, “Give him a PAT on the back and the night off too @KKRiders.”
Wasim Jaffer Hails Pat Cummins
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 26, 2021
In five matches so far, KKR pacer Cummins has picked four wickets and scored 82 runs. The KKR pacer is hopeful that the amount he has donated will make a difference to someone amid the rising COVID-19 cases in India.
“At times like this it is easy to feel helpless. I’ve certainly felt that of late. But I hope by making this public appeal we can all channel our emotions into action that will bring light into people’s lives,” said Cummins.