With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India and showing no signs of stopping in its second wave, there is a cloud of concern and uncertainty with regard to every activity in the country. Cricket is no exception and even as the Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking place without too much of hassles, there is a lot of concern being expressed by the players, especially overseas, who are taking part.
Certain players like Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Ravichandran Ashwin left the tournament to be with their family. Meanwhile, players have been doing their bit to contribute to COVID-19 relief by donating money. Pat Cummins began the initiative before players like Shreevats Goswami and Sheldon Jackson did so, as did commentator Brett Lee. Further, IPL teams also took the initiative to do so. Now, Jaydev Unadkat has become the latest to donate.
Jaydev Unadkat donates for providing medical resources
Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Jaydev Unadkat whose side already donated a sum in excess of USD 1 million for COVID-19 relief, took to Twitter to announce through a video that he was donating 10% of his IPL salary for providing essential medical resources to those who need them. He further reassured his followers that he would ensure that the money that he donates will reach the right places.
Unadkat captioned the video, “I am contributing 10% of my IPL salary towards providing essential medical resources for those in need. My family will make sure it reaches the right places. Jai Hind!“
With regard to cricket, Unadkat has been decent with the ball for RR so far picking up four wickets. His side are currently on the 7th spot with two wins out of six matches.