Hardik Pandya, the premier all-rounder of Team India, has urged the people of this country to extend their support to the brothers and sisters of flood-ridden Kerala.
Meanwhile, the death toll mounts to 167, and around two lakh people are living in relief camps across the state. Moreover, 14 districts are under on high alert by the Chief Minister’s office.
The Cochin International Airport, one of India’s busiest, has been shut until 26 August due to a flooded runway. Rescue operations are underway. The central government has sent additional forces to assist local efforts.
“We’re witnessing something that has never happened before in the history of Kerala,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters.
“Almost all dams are now opened. Most of our water treatment plants are under water,” he added.
He added that failure of Tamil Nadu government to release water from a dam has made the situation worse. Kerala has 41 rivers flowing into the Arabian sea.
The CM has urged for more help from the people all over the world. The eminent personalities are also trying their bit to help during the need of the hour.
And now, India cricketer Hardik Pandya has come out with an appeal after Yuvraj Singh.
Hardik Pandya urges people to support Kerala flood victims:
The young all-rounder took some time out from his busy schedule to appeal to ordinary citizens to help the flood-ridden state Kerala.
He also shared the link of CM Relief Fund – to help people donate following nature’s furry.
“God’s own Country needs our help I request everyone to do their bit to help our brothers and sisters in
#Kerala – https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in.” he tweeted.
God’s own Country needs our help ?
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 17, 2018
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya is currently in England with the Test squad battling out with England in the five-match Test series. They are now 2-0 down and will look to bounce back on the third Test at Trent Bridge.
The dynamic all-rounder needs to contribute to the team to retain his place for the last two. So far, he has struggled to help with both bat and ball.