Brett Lee during a match between Australia and India.© Instagram
Following the footsteps of fellow-Australian pacer Pat Cummins, cricketer-turned commentator Brett Lee has also come to India’s aid in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic‘s second wave. The 44-year-old, who is currently in India for the ongoing IPL 2021, took to Twitter to announce that he would be donating 1 Bitcoin to help with “the purchase of oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.” It is worth noting that 1 Bitcoin is approximately 40,95,991 Rupees. Earlier on Monday, Cummins revealed that he would be donating US $50,000 to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ for a similar purpose.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Lee wrote, “India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have 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.
“Now is the time to be united and ensure we do as much as we can to help the ones in need,” he wrote.
“Well done Pat Cummins for the initiative yesterday”, he further wrote.
India has been heavily hit by the second wave of the pandemic, and recorded over 3.23 lakh new coronavirus on Tuesday. India also registered 2771 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Facing acute shortage in medical supplies, India has been receiving plenty of foreign aid. The United Kingdom’s help arrived on Tuesday, which included 100 ventilators and 95 Oxygen concentrators.
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