Punjab Kings West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran decided to donate part of it IPL salary to help India fight the deadly resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dozens of people across the country are dying after the second wave of the pandemic. As of Thursday, India has reported more than 3.86 new cases of COVID.
The Puran called on Indians to be vaccinated as soon as possible. “If you can get vaccinated, please do my part, which continues to pray for India, but not only that, I would also like to donate part of my IPL salary for this crisis,” Puran said in a video posted on Twitter. .
The 25-year-old cricketer from Trinidad is aware of the casualties that the unprecedented health crisis is taking on India’s congested medical infrastructure.
“For all my fans and supporters around the world and at home, I realize that I am in a safe and privileged position here in India, in IPL.
“But it is also heartbreaking to be so close to such a tragedy unfolding around us. For a country that has shown us so much love and support over the years, all I can do is join my colleagues. players to help raise awareness of this situation in India.
“The health system is overloaded right now. People can’t get the attention they need due to a lack of oxygen supply, I can’t figure out how to get started,” Puran said.
Pooran, who has played all six games for PBKS so far in IPL 2021, has expressed a desire to play a role after his franchise promised too much support by providing oxygen concentrators.
“Although many other countries are still affected by the pandemic, the situation in India is particularly dire at the moment. I will do my part to raise awareness and financial assistance about this terrible situation,” Puoran wrote on Twitter.