Taking to his Twitter account the Australian Cricket Pat Cummins made a post writing that-
India is a country I’ve come to love dearly over the years and the people here are some of the warmest and kindest I’ve ever met.
To know so many are suffering so much at this time saddens me greatly.
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’m 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 the good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the “PM Cares Fund, ” specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India’s hospitals.
I encourage my fellow IPL players- and anyone around else the world who has been touched by India’s passion and generosity- to contribute. I will kick it off with $50,000.
At times like this it is easy to feel helpless. I’ve certainly fell that of late. But I hope by making this public appeal we can all channel our emotions into action that will bring light into people’s lives.
I know my donation isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, But I hope it will make a difference to someone.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021