Brett Lee throughout a match between Australia and India.© Instagram
Following the footsteps of fellow-Australian pacer Pat Cummins, cricketer-turned commentator Brett Lee has additionally come to India’s assist in its struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave. The 44-year-old, who’s at present in India for the continued IPL 2021, took to Twitter to announce that he can be donating 1 Bitcoin to assist with “the acquisition of oxygen provides for hospitals throughout India.” It’s value noting that 1 Bitcoin is roughly 40,95,991 Rupees. Earlier on Monday, Cummins revealed that he can be donating US $50,000 to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ for the same goal.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Lee wrote, “India has at all times been like a second dwelling for me. The love and affection that I’ve acquired from the individuals of this nation each throughout my skilled profession and even after my retirement, holds a particular place in my coronary heart. It saddens me deeply to see individuals struggling because of the ongoing pandemic.
“Now could be the time to be united and guarantee we do as a lot as we are able to to assist those in want,” he wrote.
“Nicely accomplished Pat Cummins for the initiative yesterday”, he additional wrote.
India has been closely hit by the second wave of the pandemic, and recorded over 3.23 lakh new coronavirus on Tuesday. India additionally registered 2771 deaths within the final 24 hours.
Going through acute scarcity in medical provides, India has been receiving loads of overseas assist. The UK’s assist arrived on Tuesday, which included 100 ventilators and 95 Oxygen concentrators.