Inspired by his countryman Pat Cummins’ gesture, legendary pacer Brett Lee decided to donate one bitcoin (approximately Rs. 40 lakh) to help India in its battle against the raging Coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Pat Cummins won hearts with his kind gesture as he announced a USD 50,000 donation towards the PM CARES Fund for oxygen supplies in India’s hospitals affected by the deadly second wave of the noble COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last few days, India has been reporting over 3,00,000 COVID-19 cases. There has been a severe shortage of ventilators, beds, oxygen, and medication. India has also registered 2771 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Saddened by the mass destruction of lives and the current situation of the country, Brett Lee took to his Twitter and shared a heartfelt post. In his tweet, he thanked his countryman Pat Cummins for inspiring him to do this. He also expressed his love for India and how it has been a second home for him.
He also announced that he would be donating 1 Bitcoin to help with “the purchase of oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.” He wrote:
“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 also urged everyone to get united in this fight and help the ones in need. He wrote:
“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.”
“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,”
Here, check out the tweet:
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021
Meanwhile, fans on social media were left in awe of the kind gesture of Brett Lee and flooded his tweet with amazing messages applauding his gesture. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Great job, Brett Lee. Respect
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 27, 2021
करोड़ो भारतीयों का आशीर्वाद आपके साथ रहेगा….😊🙏🙏
— Ajay Yv 🇮🇳 (@AjayYv40S) April 27, 2021
Thank you Brett Lee for this kindness, Indian Cricketers should learn a lesson from you and other foreign cricketers.
Special Thanks Brett Lee for not donating to PM Cares Fund.
— Shaikh Mohd Asad (@imAsadShaikh) April 27, 2021
That’s 41 lakh rupees 👍 pic.twitter.com/GNaK0HtkD7
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) April 27, 2021
— Ajmal p (@theajmalp) April 27, 2021
Actually appreciate you more than Pat. Pat donated in a fund which is in public domain , isn't transparent, cannot be audited and doesn't come under ambit of RTI. Thanks Brett for your generosity.
— sanket d. patil (@sankulyaa) April 27, 2021