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Pat Cummins donates $50000/- to PM Cares fund
The covid pandemic in India has already taken alarming proportions with 3.5 lac infections per day as the second wave has caused the situation to spiral out of control with diminishing supplies of oxygen and hospital beds in most major cities, to treat the huge number of covid patients. People are dying due to a lack of cure and shortage of medical facilities even though the vaccination has also been ramped up.
An emergency-like situation is created in the country and it has also given rise to lots of public criticism on continuing with the holding of a cash-rich event like IPL in India.
In various high-level forums, the high profile and cash-rich event of IPL have been criticised with people dying of covid in India due to lack of basic medical infrastructure.
In the middle of such a scenario, Australia and KKR bowling spearhead, Pat Cummins, who is presently in India playing IPL and is the highest-paid overseas player for KKR, has shown an outstanding humanitarian gesture and Pat Cummins donates $50000/- to PM Cares fund ” to fight the covid pandemic by purchasing supplies of oxygen for the covid patients.
In a wonderfully touching message in his Twitter handle, the world’s top-ranked bowler in Test cricket, Pat Cummins praised the people of India for their warm and hospitable attitude which he always enjoyed on his frequent visits to India for playing IPL or international cricket.
In his note, Cummins lamented the distressing covid situation in India and urged his fellow players involved in IPL to contribute towards this cause.
The full text of Pat Cummins ‘ tweeter. message below.