KKR pacer Pat Cummins has shown generosity and care for the ongoing Covid-19 scare in India. The Aussie has donated a big amount of $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund to help the Government to buy Oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals. As we all know, Oxygen supplies are very scarce in these times and Cummins’ decision will really help in this cause.
Publishing an official statement on his Twitter account, Pat Cummins said that he is afraid to see the suffering in the country owing to the second strain of COVID-19. His statement said as follows:
“India is a country I have come to love dearly over the years, and the people here are some of the warmest and kindest I have met. To know so many are suffering so much this time saddens me greatly.”
Pat Cummins also expressed his views over whether IPL 2021 should continue amid the prevailing circumstances. He opined in this regard:
“There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high. I am advised that the Indian government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country.”
“As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the ‘PM Cares Fund’, specifically for the purchase of oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals.” – Concluded Cummins