In what is another heartwarming gesture, former Australian fast bowler-turned commentator, Brett Lee, has pledged to donate 1 BTC (Around Rs 41 Lakh) towards the Crypto Relief Fund.
Brett Lee, who is one of the most loved overseas cricketers in the country, took to his official Twitter account, to reveal his contribution to India’s fight against Covid-19.
The former pacer hailed India as his second home, stating that the amount of love he has received over the years from the Indian public holds a special place in his heart and that he is saddened to see people suffering due to the raging pandemic.
“India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career and even after my retirement, holds a special place in my heart,” wrote Brett Lee.
“It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) (Around 41 Lakh INR) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India. www.cryptorelief.in,” wrote Brett Lee.
Lee also went on to thank all the frontline workers who have been working selflessly during these extraordinary times. He also urged the people of India to take all the necessary precautions and stay at home.
“Now is the time to be united and ensure we do as much as we can to help the ones in need. I’d also want to thank all the frontline workers who have been working round the clock during these tough times,” he added.
“I request people to take care, stay at home, wash your hands and head out only if absolutely necessary, wear a mask and maintain social distancing,” wrote Brett Lee.
Brett Lee signed off by thanking his fellow Australian Pat Cummins for starting the initiative.
Cummins, on Monday, had announced a donation of 50000 dollars towards the PM Care Fund.
“Well done Pat Cummins for the initiative yesterday,” he signed off.
Here’s what Brett Lee tweeted:
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021