Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar and Jaydev Unadkat have become the latest cricketers to contribute towards the fight to deal with the dire Covid-19 situation in India. Unadkat has pledged 10% of his salary from the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, while Dhawan, of the Delhi Capitals, and Tendulkar have contributed towards the Mission Oxygen initiative.
“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 said in a tweet. “Over the years, I have received incredible love and support from all of you, for which I am eternally grateful. It’s now my turn to give back to the people of this country.
I will be making a donation of Rs 20 lakhs, plus money from all post-match individual performance awards that I receive from the IPL 2021 towards Mission Oxygen to help fund the requirement of oxygen.”