Brian Lara refused to make any celebration for his birthday keeping in the mind the torrid situation in India, and everywhere else, created by the covid-19 pandemic.
While all the countries have been hit drastically by the virus, India, in particular, is grappling with it rather poorly recording over 300,000 positive cases, and more than 2,000 deaths per day for the last week.
Journalist Clayton Murzello has revealed that Brian Lara refused to celebrate his 52nd birthday.
“Brian Lara refuses to celebrate his birthday. “Not in these times.” Well done, BC Lara. You have a heart,” tweet Clayton Murzello.
Brian Lara refuses to celebrate his birthday. “Not in these times.” Well done, BC Lara. You have a heart.
— Clayton J Murzello (@ClaytonMurzello) May 1, 2021
Brian Lara was the pioneer of the West Indies team in the 90s and till mid-2000s and always was neck and neck with Sachin Tendulkar. The left-hander, with his flair, elegance, and class, scored over 20,000 runs in international cricket. His score of 400* against England in 2004 still remains the highest individual score of Test cricket.
RCB players to wear a special blue jersey to pay respect to covid-19 front line workers
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced that the players will be sporting a special Blue jersey in one of their forthcoming matches to pay “respect and show solidarity to all the front line heroes” who have tirelessly, risking their own lives, served the country for a year in the battle against the Covid-19.
RCB confirmed that the players will not be wearing their green jersey, which they use once every season to spread the ‘Go Green’ initiative. Instead, they will sport the blue jersey with messages on it in support of the frontline workers who wear the PPE kits, which are in blue colour.
Virat Kohli, in the video also said that the franchise will auction these jerseys to raise money, in addition to their “earlier financial contribution” which will be used for providing some support to the country’s plummeting health infrastructure, as the covid patients are struggling to acquire beds and oxygen supplies in the hospitals.
RCB has identified key areas where much needed help is required immediately in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support in Bangalore and other cities, and will be making a financial contribution towards this. pic.twitter.com/jS5ndZR8dt
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 2, 2021