IPL 2021: Jason Behrendorff followed Australians Pat Cummins and Brett Lee to donate.© Instagram / Jason Behrendorff
Jason Behrendorff announced on Twitter today that he is donating to the UNICEF India COVID-19 Crisis Project. The left arm rhythm thrower wrote an open letter sharing his thoughts on the current situation due to the pandemic in India and his decision to donate. Behrendorff is following his Australian teammate Pat Cummins, who recently announced a donation for India’s pandemic-induced crisis.
– Jason Behrendorff (@ JDorff5) May 4, 2021
“Like most cricketers, India has been a special place for me. It’s a beautiful country, the people are welcoming and playing cricket in India is like no other experience in the world. lost how privileged I am to be able to play cricket for a living and travel to countries like India not more than the past 16 months, ”Behrendorff wrote in a statement.
“It’s really horrible and scary to see what’s going on right now here and to know that there’s not much that I can do. My thoughts are never far from those affected by the virus here in India. I can’t imagine what you are going through, ”he added.
“I wanted to do something to help and I am making a donation to the UNICEF India Covid-19 Crisis Project. I encourage everyone who has also experienced the generous hospitality of India to do the same.” , he wrote.
“I know this is only a small amount, it could never match the love and friendship India has shown me and my family over the years, but I hope it may make the slightest difference, “concluded Behrendorff.
The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) and the IPL Board of Directors suspended this year’s tournament on May 4 due to increased cases among players as well as support staff from several teams.
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