Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has donated one bitcoin (about 41 lakh INR) to help India battle the Coronavirus. Brett Lee’s move came after fellow Australian Pat Cummins donated $50000 to the PM cares fund and urged fellow cricketers to come forward and help India battle the deadly pandemic.
Lee, who has represented Australia in 76 Tests and 221 ODIs termed India as his second home and expressed immense grief to the people suffering due to the pandemic.
“India has been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I 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,” he wrote in his statement.
Lee further urged everyone to come together and help the country battle the deadly virus. He also thanked the healthcare workers for their continuous service in these testing times.
“Now is the time to be united and ensure we do as much as we can to help the ones in need. I’d like to thank all the frontline workers who have been working round the clock during these tough times.”
The ace bowler requested everyone to take all the precautionary measures mentioned by the government.
“I request people to please take care, stay at home, wash your hands and head out only if absolutely necessary, wear a mask and maintain social distancing,” Brett Lee wrote.
The last few days have seen COVID-19 cases explode in India. The country’s tally of COVID-19 positive cases stands at a whopping 17,636,307. India is reporting as many as 3.50 lakh cases on a regular basis which has put immense load on the country’s health infrastructure.
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