From Virat Kohli to Hanuma Vihari, cricketers who have contributed money for healthcare during COVID-19 pandemic
Many cricketers have come out with financial aid of the field for people, some of them raised funds while other contributed a part of their own money and amplifying the emergency calls
Indian Premier League was cancelled due to rise in pandemic and the players were sent back to their homes. However, the players were seen in action of the field as the came out with a lot of contributions in handsome amounts.
Many cricketers have come out with financial aid of the field for people, some of them raised funds while other contributed a part of their own money.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s ‘fundraiser’ :
Indian and RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma donated an amount 3 crores by themselves as well as arranged a fund raiser ‘Ketto’ which aimed at making 7 crores however it ended up with more than 11 crores . This raised funds would be sent to various healthcare facilities which are falling short of medical supplies and equipment.
Hanuma Vihari’s help team in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Vihari, who is currently in UK for playing county cricket supported the people by amplifying every emergency call through his base around Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He helps people in every possible way he can either through funds or through his help team of relatives, friends and other people. The Indian cricketer didn’t want a single fragment of the limelight which he also conveyed the people recently for helping them
The Indian off-spinner had to quit IPL 2021 as his entire family was found positive which saw him returning to his home. Ashwin has been amplifying every help request which he has received.
The former Indian cricketer also donated 1 crore rupees to meet the demand of oxygen concentrators in the country. He donated this money to ‘Mission Oxygen’ to arrange the oxygen supplies across the country.
Cricket Academy of Pathans
The cricket academy run by former Indian cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan also came forward in donating free food to the people in South Delhi. The academy served a lot families where the people were tested positive and needed food.
The all rounder pair of Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya also came forward in donating 200 oxygen concentrators to the parts of rural India in order to ensure that there was no shortage of supplies there.
There were many other contribution from the likes of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Jaydev Unadkat and even overseas players like Nicholas Pooran and Pat Cummins where the aussie cricketers was amongst the first ones to make contribution.