In a beautiful gesture, Pakistan star Shadab Khan has come forward to help those affected by earthquake in Pakistan. An 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the east part of Pakistan on Tuesday, killing dozen of people and destroying numerous building, roads and other properties. The devastating earthquake split open roads in an area between the towns of Jhelum and Mirpur.
According to latest news, close to 40 people have lost their lives while several others are seriously injured. The earthquake jolted Pakistan as tremors lasted for 8-10 seconds. Other regions of Pakistan like Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore felt the tremors too. And as the people of Pakistan are hoping for normalcy to return to their lives, Shadab Khan has extended a helping hand to them.
The leg-spinner has pledged to donate all his match fees received from the series against Sri Lanka to the affected people. Pakistan are all set to take on Sri Lanka in an ODI and T20I series at home. Shadab Khan took to Twitter to reveal the heartwarming news, writing:
“I pledge to donate all my match fees from the #PAKvSL series to the ppl affected by the #earthquake in Pakistan today. Let’s try to help our brothers and sisters in need.”
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 24, 2019
In another tweet, he also expressed his delight over playing an ODI in Pakistan for the first time. Shadab Khan also urged the fans to come in numbers and help the affected mass, writing:
“It will be honour to represent my beloved Pakistan in an ODI for the first time on home soil. First ODI in Pakistan since 2009. Come support the team. I encourage everyone to join the pledge in helping ppl affected by the earthquake. We can all play our part.”
It will be honour to represent my beloved Pakistan in an ODI for the first time on home soil. First ODI in Pakistan since 2009. Come support the team. I encourage everyone to join the pledge in helping ppl affected by the earthquake. We can all play our part. #PakistanZindabad
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 25, 2019
Pakistan, meanwhile, will be taking the field for the first time since their group stage exit from the World Cup.