IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat on Friday decided to donate 10 per cent of his IPL salary to help people affected by Covid-19 in India. The 29-year-old had earlier said that people cannot be doctors but can be helpers.
Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat (PTI/BCCI Image)
- Rajasthan Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat donated 10 per cent of his IPL salary for Covid relief work on Friday
- Earlier, RR, DC, Pat Cummins, Brett Lee and Sachin Tendulkar have also made generous donations
- We can’t be doctors but can definitely be helpers: Unadkat had earlier said
Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has come forward in the times of crisis and donated 10 per cent of his IPL salary to help people affected by Covid-19 in India. In a video message on Friday, the 29-year-old said that he knows the pain of losing people and watching close ones fight against the deadly virus which has wreaked havoc in the nation.
“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!” he wrote alongside the video message.
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! pic.twitter.com/XvAOayUEcd
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) April 30, 2021
Earlier, KKR’s Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, former Australia international Brett Lee, IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Delhi capitals and batting great Sachin Tendulkar have also come forward to help the bereaved nation.
Very recently, in an exclusive interview with Sports Today, the left-arm pacer had said that everyone in the society can not be a doctor but definitely can be a helper.
“The IPL is not entertainment. There is no entertainment this year whatsoever. It’s work for us. It’s our livelihood and also helps thousands who are part of the ecosystem.”
“My family was infected and I did what all of us are doing. Tried getting them medicines and medical help. We are in this together. If we can spread the message using our platform as cricketers that’s our way to help. We can’t be doctors. But we can def be helpers,” Unadkat has told Sports Today.
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