Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jade’s uncut will donate 10 percent of his IPL a salary to help patients with COVID-19 who need basic medical resources while India struggles with an unprecedented health crisis.
The 29-year-old man from Gujarat, who was detained by Rajasthan this year after being bought for 3 kroner in an IPL auction in 2020, announced this on his social media profile.
“I contribute 10% of my IPL salary to provide basic medical resources for those in need. My family will make sure they get to the right places. Jai Hind!”
India is facing a serious crisis of medical resources such as oxygen concentrators, drugs, beds, ventilators, due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19, which increased by 3.86 lacquers since Thursday.
“Our country is going through a lot of disasters and I know how privileged we are to be in this position to play cricket,” Unadkat wrote.
“I also know how painful personal loss can be and how anxious it can be to witness your close friends fighting for their lives. I’ve been through both.”
Placing the IPL against the backdrop of an unprecedented health crisis has led to global criticism. Unadkat said: “I am not saying that it is right or wrong to play cricket at the moment, but honestly it is difficult to stay away from family and friends in this situation.
“All I feel is that this game brings much-needed distraction and brings joy to many. My heart goes to everyone affected at this point. Please be strong.”
Unadkat called on people to get vaccinated and contribute to this fight against the pandemic.
“Let us all come together and fight as a team against this pandemic, to contribute and help everyone in any way,” he said.
“And I contribute. Please get vaccinated whenever you can, take care and be safe. We will overcome this together.”
His team, Rajasthan Royals, has raised 7.5 kroner to help India fight the pandemic, while Delhi Capitals has also contributed 1.5 kroner to the cause. Nikolai Puran of the Punjab Kings also decided to donate part of his IPL salary for the battle of COVID-19 in India.