Punjab Kings’ wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran posted a video on social media to raise awareness about the rampant Covid-19 pandemic in India. Pooran mentioned that the crisis has hit India to a severe extent and it’s heartbreaking to see that. Punjab Kings have also extended their support to help India fight against Covid-19 by pledging to provide funds for oxygen concentrators across the country.
“I can’t comprehend the Covid stats”
“I’m at a privileged position and stand safe in the coronavirus outbreak,” said Pooran while mentioning that India has given so much love and support to him over these years and the least he can do is to join hands with other players and pray for India during these trying times. He also emphasized that the healthcare system in India is overwhelmed at the moment and it’s difficult for people to get the medical attention they need. “I can’t comprehend the Covid stats,” Pooran said outlining that it’s distressing to be so close to the crisis that India is witnessing.
Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation.#PrayForIndia pic.twitter.com/xAnXrwMVTu
— nicholas pooran #29 (@nicholas_47) April 30, 2021
Pooran to donate a portion of his IPL salary to battle Covid
The Jamaican batsman went on to urge people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. He added that he will continue to do his part by praying for India and will also donate a part of his IPL salary of the ongoing edition for Covid resources, in order to help India battle against the crisis. Pooran added that he will also spread awareness in the public along with his teammates.
Earlier, Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins & former cricketer Brett Lee also extended support to COVID-hit India. While Rajasthan Royals announced a contribution of INR 7.5 Crores (over $1mn) towards Covid Relief on Thursday.