Vivo IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan donates INR 20 Lakhs and more for the purchase of Oxygen Concentrators in India

Vivo IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan donates INR 20 Lakhs and more for the purchase of Oxygen Concentrators in India

Vivo IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan donates INR 20 Lakhs and more for the purchase of Oxygen Concentrators in India.

Vivo IPL 2021: Team India and Delhi Capitals (DC) opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has donated INR 20 Lakhs to an NCR based NGO for the purchase of Oxygen Cylinders to fight the second wave of global pandemic in the country.

The veteran cricketer has also pledged to donate all his prize money received from the IPL games for the cause after the end of the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (1 Crore), West Indies and Punjab Kings cricketer Nicholas Pooran and Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Jaydev Unadkat (10 percent of his IPL salary) have also contributed from their side.

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Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan donated the sum to the same NGO which is ‘Oxygen India’ — run by 250 entrepreneurs based out of the National Capital Region (NCR), one of the worst affected in the country.

‘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.

‘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 the requirement of Oxygen,’ Dhawan wrote.

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He also showed his extreme gratitude towards the frontline workers who are exposed to the virus but still doing their best to save lives.

Among others, Australian pacer Pat Cummins (USD 50,000) and former pacer Brett Lee (1 Bitcoin / 40 Lakhs)  have also contributed their bit to fight the second wave of the dreaded virus.

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