The legendary Sachin Tendulkar contributed Rs 1 crore to the identical group — ‘Oxygen India‘ — run by 250 entrepreneurs primarily based out of the National Capital Region (NCR), one of the worst affected within the nation.
Dhawan has additionally determined to donate his prize cash obtained in numerous IPL matches, on the finish of the occasion.
“We are in unprecedented times right now and it is the need of the hour that we do everything possible to help each other out,” Dhawan posted on social media.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1619786854000
“I will be making a donation of Rs 20 lakh plus money from all post-match individual performances awards that I receive from IPL 2021 towards Mission Oxygen to help fund requirement of Oxygen,” Dhawan wrote.
He thanked all of the frontline staff who’ve been working tirelessly for multiple yr amid the unprecedented well being disaster.
“We are forever in your debt. I also urge everyone to observe health protocols — wear a mask, sanitize and maintain social distancing.”
Earlier within the day, seamer Jaydev Unadkat pledged 10 p.c of his IPL wage in the direction of the COVID19 combat whereas Nicholas Pooran of the West Indies additionally stepped in to make contribution from his earnings.
Premier Australian pacer Pat Cummins was the primary amongst abroad gamers to contribute, donating USD 50,000 to the PM Cares fund.
Among others, the Australian cricket media (USD 4200/Rs 3.11 lakh), Rajasthan Royals (7.5 crore), Delhi Capitals (1.5 crore) have all made contributions by numerous NGOs of their combat in opposition to the dreaded virus.