India is battling its worst-ever crisis as the second wave of Coronavirus has taken a toll on the country. The health infrastructure is on the verge of a collapse, there is a shortage of oxygen and proper medical facilities, people are panicking and there is chaos all around.
The cricket fraternity has been very generous in these testing times and has donated with open arms to help India overcome this gloomy situation. The latest to join the bandwagon is IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have donated an eye-popping amount of 30 crores in India’s struggle against the Coronavirus. The amount will be used in various relief programs initiated by the government of India.
Sun TV, which owns SRH has also joined hands with various NGO’s to provide oxygen cylinders and other medical necessities to the people in need.
“Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.30 crores to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic,” SRH said on Twitter.
Sun TV (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.30 crores to provide relief to those affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/P6Fez9DuLo
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 10, 2021
The franchise also donated a sum of 10 crores last year for the same cause.
SRH had a miserable outing in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League before the tournament was postponed after a series of COVID-19 cases inside the IPL bubble. The 2016 champions only managed to win one game in their seven outings. In a bid to improve their team combination, they sacked David Warner as the SRH skipper and handed their reigns to Kane Williamson. However, that too didn’t change their fortunes as they succumbed to a loss in the only match that Williamson led in the tournament.