IPL 2021: Big hearted Pat Cummins donates $50,000 for fight against Covid-19; urge Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and others to join

IPL 2021 – Pat Cummins KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Pat Cummins on Monday announced a donation of $50,000 for fight against Covid-19 in India. In a post on his official Twitter handle he made the announcement and urged other IPL players including MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and others to do the same.

As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have my 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 and generosity to contribute. I will kick it off with $50,000,” he wrote.

IPL 2021 – Pat Cummins KKR: The announcement came after news of fear amongst players had started doing the rounds. KKR coach Michael Hussey expressed that there is nervousness amongst Australian players apropos the rise in Covid-19 cases in the country. “Everyone’s sort of a bit nervous about whether they can get back into Australia. I dare say there’ll be a few other Australians a bit nervous about getting back into Australia,” he told Australian paper, The Age.

IPL 2021 – Pat Cummins KKR: India reported 3.52 lakh fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike registered since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 3,52,991 new COVID-19 cases, 2,812 related deaths, and 2,19,272 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total of active cases to 28,13,658, as per the health ministry update.

IPL 2021 – Pat Cummins KKR: On Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) announced that Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson will not be part of this year’s IPL as the duo returned home. “Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support,” RCB tweeted.

IPL 2021 – Pat Cummins KKR: Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya urged the citizens to wear masks, maintain social distancing and step out of the house only if necessary.

IPL 2021 – Hardik cautioned people that the “tough fight” isn’t over and we must continue to observe all the necessary precautions.

“We’ve still got a tough fight on our hands. Let’s not let our guard down and please observe all the necessary precautions. Wear your mask, sanitize, social distance and step out only if needed,” Hardik tweeted.