IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan to donate 20 lakh rupees from IPL salary for Covid-19 relief

“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,” said Shikhar Dhawan

Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has announced to donate an amount of 20 lakh from the IPL prize money for the COVID-19 relief purposes. On Friday Shikhar took to Twitter and also announced that “he will be donating all the individual cash prizes won in the IPL 2021 towards the relief work.”

Earlier in the day, Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat also donated 10 per cent of IPL salary and Nicholas Pooran in a video has mentioned that ” He is going to donate a part of salary to help fight Covid-19 crisis in India.”

“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.” Said Dhawan

In his tweet, he mentioned that he will be donating Rs 20 lakhs, plus money from all post-match individual performances in the season ahead for Mission Oxygen to help fund the requirement of oxygen.

He also thanked all the frontline heroes that have been working daily to keep the country safe. Dhawan shared his concern and support by concluding with, “We are forever in your debt, together we will win”.

India register’s lakhs of new cases every day and there have been more than two lakh deaths in the country. In this crisis, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated an amount of one crore to help procure oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients in the country.

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