Influenced by Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, his compatriot Brett Lee announced on Tuesday to help India battling the Covid-19pandemic with a single bitcoin (about Rs 40 lakh). Cummins of Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday announced a donation of $ 50,000 to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ to supply oxygen to hospitals filled with Covid-19cases in India.
Lee said in a statement released on Twitter, ‘I have been very sad to see people battling this epidemic. I am happy that I am in a position to make some difference and keeping this in mind, I would like to donate a BTC (about 40 lakh rupees) to the ‘Cripto Relief’, which will help hospitals in the country To help supply oxygen.
He said, ‘India has always been like a second home for me. I have a special place in my heart for the love that I have received from people here, even after professional career and retirement. On Tuesday evening, the price of one bitcoin was a little over Rs 40 lakh. Although Bitcoin is not legally recognized in India, it did not stop Lee, who was one of the world’s fastest bowlers in his time, from extending a helping hand.
While Cummins is participating in the IPL as a player, Lee is part of its commentary panel. He said, ‘It is time to unite and decide that we can help the needy as much as possible. I want to say thank you to all the frontline (health and essential services personnel) who are working in this difficult time. ‘
He said, ‘I urge all people to take care of themselves, stay in the house, wash their hands and come out only when it is very important, wear a mask and follow social distance. Very good Pat Cummins, for what you took yesterday. The 44-year-old bowler has represented Australia in 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals.