Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Pat Cummins has made a tremendous gesture amid India’s battle with the vicious COVID-19’s second wave. Pat Cummins has contributed a whopping $50000 to the PM-CARES fund so that the nation could have money to purchase oxygen supplies for the hospitals. The New South Wales speedster took to his official Twitter handle and announced it.
India has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 infected cases along with fatalities. The last one week or two has seen the sub-continent nation register more than 300000 instances. The government is finding it challenging to control and manage oxygen cylinders for critical patients. Several state government authorities have resorted to lockdown as well to bring the outbreak under control.
Speaking of the current edition of IPL, several players have also pulled out of the lucrative league as the situation keeps going from bad to worse. Some of the most prominent names include Andrew Tye, Liam Livingstone, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa. Aside from Cummins, the Australian players who remain in India are Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Lynn, Daniel Christian, Moises Henriques, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Behrendorff, David Warner, Nathan Coulter Nile despite growing concerns regarding the Australian government considering bans on all flights are from India.
Pat Cummins donated a hefty amount to the PM-CARES fund, stating that India is a country he has come to love, with the people being warm and kind as well. The 27-year old understands people’s suffering and heard debates about IPL taking place amid all the doom and gloom. Cummins considers himself privileged to have a platform that allows him to reach millions and made a gesture by donating money. He also encouraged his fellow IPL players to donate some amount and hopes that his contribution would create a difference.
Pat Cummins joined the Kolkata-based franchise last year as they recruited him for INR 15.5 crores. He took 12 wickets in 14 matches in 2020 and currently has four scalps in five games. Cummins also starred with the bat against the Chennai Super Kings, hammering Sam Curran for 30 runs in an over on his way to an unbeaten 66. Unfortunately, the Knight Riders lost his game. Kolkata, who has won only one game in IPL 2021 so far, would be keen to turn their fortunes around when they face Punjab Kings on Monday.
Below is Pat Cummins’ Twitter post:
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021