As the COVID-19 continues to strengthen its grip over India, the cricket fraternity has come forward to lend a helping hand to the reeling country. The latest to join the bandwagon is wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. The Delhi Capitals skipper took to Twitter and announced that he has made financial contribution to Hemkunt foundation to help procure oxygen cylinders with beds, COVID relief kits and other assistance to the people in need.
“I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide o2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits and much more to those suffering across the country,” Pant wrote in his note.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) May 8, 2021
“I am especially keen to work with organisations providing medical aid and support to rural India and non-metro cities, which do not have the capacity of medical infrastructure than that of the major cities,” he added.
Pant further thanked the healthcare professionals for their continuous service in this time of crisis and also urged the countrymen to donate as much as they can and spread awareness about COVID relief and vaccination programs.
“I urge everyone to contribute in their own way so that we can help reach the remotest parts of the country and spread awareness about COVID relief and vaccination programs being run by the central and state governments,” Pant wrote.
Pant was named as the skipper of Delhi Capitals after Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals were flying high and were placed at helm of the points table with six wins in eight games before the tournament was indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 scare.