Rajasthan Royals left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat has raised his hands to make a significant donation towards proving essential medical resources and equipment to the needy as India battles the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jaydev Unadkat has vowed to contribute ten per cent of his IPL salary to the cause. The former Indian cricketer requested people to stay safe and do their part in helping people.
The second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak has ravaged the country, leading to an alarming rise in the number of cases and fatalities. The government has found it challenging to control and has sought help from other countries as well in the form of oxygen cylinders for critical patients. Unadkat has joined the likes of Pat Cummins, Sachin Tendulkar, Sreevats Goswami, his own franchise Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, amongst others, to make donations to the cause.
Jaydev Unadkat took to his official Twitter handle and announced he would be contributing ten per cent of his IPL salary towards making the medical resources available. The 29-year old highlighted that he would make sure the amount reaches the right place.
I am contributing 10% of my IPL salary towards providing essential medical resources for those in need. My family will make sure it reaches the right places. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/XvAOayUEcd
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) April 30, 2021
We should help each other in whatever way we can: Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat understands that with the country going through testing times, the cricketers are privileged to play and entertain the people. The Porbandar-born cricketer is aware of what transpires seeing their dear ones fighting for lives and refused to debate about whether it’s right to play cricket now. Unadkat advised people to help in howsoever they could and urged people to get vaccinated along with taking precautions.
“Our country is going through a lot of distress and for that matter, I know how privilege we are in this position to play cricket. I also know how painful a personal loss can be and worrying it can be to witness your close ones fighting for their lives. I am not saying its right or wrong to play cricket at this moment. But honestly, it’s difficult to stay away from family in this situation. We should help each other in whatever way we can, I am contributing my part as well. Please get vaccinated whenever you can. Take care and stay safe everyone,” Unadkat said in the video uploaded on Twitter.