Shreevats Goswami, the Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper, has played his part off the field with a donation of Rs. 90,000 to provide oxygen supplies for the patients in need suffering from the covid-19 virus.
India has been hit severely by the second wave of the coronavirus recording over 300,000 cases and more than 2,000 deaths for the past three days.
Shreevats Goswami took to Twitter to make people aware of “verified/legit NGOs” such as the Hemkunt Foundation Universal Presence in New Delhi. He informed that donations can be made via Donatekart, which is a “transparent online donation platform for in-kind to charities” with over 5 lakh donors, and have already provided with “75 Crores Channelised to 100+ NGOs.”
The left-hander also requested his followers to help as much as they can.
“Several verified/legit NGOs like the @Hemkunt_Fdn are doing their bit during this crisis ,@donatekart helps you to reach them,I have done my bit.Requesting people who can afford please reach out and help as much as you can . We are in this together,” Shreevats Goswami tweeted.
Earlier Kolkata Knight Riders and Australia pacer, Pat Cummins had donated US$ 50,000 “specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals” to PM Cares Fund.
After Cummins, former Australia fast bowler and now-commentator, Brett Lee made a donation of one bitcoin (US$ 55,000 approximately) to “Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies” and expressed his love for India, which is struggling to fulfil the requirements of beds and oxygen cylinders for its patients.
Thanks a lot @shreevats1 for your generous contribution of Rs. 90,000 to provide oxygen supplies in this hour of need. @SunRisers @VVSLaxman281 @davidwarner31 @bhuviofficial#OrangeOrNothing #OrangeArmy #IPL2020 #SRH https://t.co/nr6SnJ5wy2
— Donatekart (@donatekart) April 28, 2021
Shreevats Goswami’s IPL journey:
Part of the 2008 under-19 World Cup-winning side, under Virat Kohli, Shreevats Goswami was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the inaugural season. He made 82 runs in 4 matches but showed flashes of brilliance and potential in his maiden half-century, grabbing the ‘Emerging Player of the Year’ award.
However, Goswami couldn’t convert his potential into an expected career- he has featured in 31 matches across the IPL for 4 different teams averaging an underwhelming 14.65 with no further score of fifty or more. He continues to be the backup keeper for Wriddhiman Saha at SRH since 2018.