The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc in India and is showing no signs of stopping. The number of positive cases of the virus per day has been crossing 3 lakhs regularly and there is a perpetual state of panic prevailing in the country.
At this juncture, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the only major sporting tournament that is taking place in the country amid strict restrictions, protocols and bio-bubbles. Some players who are taking part have already pulled out of the tournament due to the situation prevalent outside and concerns over getting home. Examples include Australians Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa. Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin also decided to ‘take a break’ after 10 members of his family including his wife tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, some players have been doing their part to donate and contribute for COVID-19 relief as well.
Ajinkya Rahane contributes for COVID-19 relief
Indian Test team’s vice-captain and Delhi Capitals (DC) player Ajinkya Rahane has done his bit to contribute for COVID-19 relief. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture took to Twitter today to announce the same. They wrote, “Thank you so much Ajinkya Rahane @ajinkyarahane88 for your additional contribution of 30 Oxygen Concentrators to #MissionVayu. We will send these to the most affected districts of Maharashtra.”
Rahane’s contribution come a day after his DC teammate Shikhar Dhawan contributed 20 lakhs plus post-match rewards to Mission Oxygen. Others like Shreevats Goswami, Sheldon Jackson, Brett Lee, Sachin Tendulkar, Nicholas Pooran and first of all, Pat Cummins have also donated for the cause.