After Pat Cummins donated 50,000 USD to the PM Cares Fund to aid India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, former Australian pacer Brett Lee has also has decided to donate 1 Bitcoin (nearly Rs. 40 lakhs).
Brett Lee Donates 1 BitCoin
The 44-year-old, who is currently in India for the ongoing IPL 2021, took to Twitter to announce that he would be donating 1 Bitcoin to help with “the purchase of oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.”
Taking to Twitter, Lee wrote, “India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career and even after my retirement, holds a special place in my heart. It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic.
“Now is the time to be united and ensure we do as much as we can to help the ones in need,” he wrote. “Well done Pat Cummins for the initiative yesterday”, he further wrote.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021
Pat Cummins Donates USD 50,000
Earlier on Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Australian pacer Cummins announced a USD 50,000 donation towards PM CARES Fund for oxygen supplies in India’s COVID-19 ravaged hospitals and backed the IPL to continue, saying he has been “advised” that the Indian government views it “as few hours of joy” in a difficult time.
In a statement on his official Twitter handle, he made the announcement and urged other top players to do the same as the country battles a deadly second wave of the pandemic recording more than 2,000 daily deaths for the past few days.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021
Facing an acute shortage of medical supplies, India has been receiving plenty of foreign aid. The United Kingdom’s help arrived on Tuesday, which included 100 ventilators and 95 Oxygen concentrators.