Australian left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff who was part of the Chennai Super Kings until the IPL 2021 was suspended has made a donation to the UNICEF project for the Covid-19 crisis. Behrendoff came in as a replacement for his country pacer Josh Hazlewood, who pulled out of the IPL at the last moment.
He had just come into the squad after the quarantine and he will now again go into quarantine to leave for his nation as the tournament has been suspended by BCCI. He has won the hearts of the people in India with his donation and also has urged a lot of cricketers to help the country with any contribution which could mean a lot.
Jason Behrendorff Signs Off With An Excellent Gesture
Jason Behrendoff posted a tweet that showed the amount of love he had for the country. He expressed his delight in playing cricket in India and portrayed it as a different feeling from other countries. He brought out the disastrous moments that have been happening from the last year due to the pandemic and felt sad for the country.
” Like most cricketers, India has been a special place to me. It’s a beautiful country, the people are always welcoming and playing cricket in India is no other experience in this world.
“It is never lost on me how privileged I am to be able to play cricket for a living and travel to such countries like India. No more so than in the past 16 months. It’s really horrific and distressing seeing what is happening at the moment here and knowing there isn’t much I can do,” Behrendorff’s post read.
— Jason Behrendorff (@JDorff5) May 4, 2021
Jason Behrendorff Encourages People To Show Generosity
Jason Behrendorff did notice the condition of the country and he expressed his desire to contribute anything that could be a help to the nation. He decided to donate to the UNICEF project and as a result, encourages anyone who looks to help the nation. He concluded by referring to his contribution to be very small when compared to the love shown by the country to him.
“My thoughts are never far from those here in India who are being affected by the virus. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I wanted to do something to help and am making a donation to the UNICEF Project for the India Covid-19 crisis. I encourage anyone who has also experienced the generous hospitality of India to do the same.
“I know it is only small, it could never match the love and friendship India has shown myself and my family over the years but I hope it can make even the slightest difference.”
Behrendorff has played 5 IPL games in the 2019 edition for the Mumbai Indians and has taken 5 wickets so far in his career at an economy of 8.68.