New Delhi: India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has contributes charity for oxygen cylinders, beds and relief kits as the country is struggling with the growing number of Covid-19 cases.
Pant took to social media on Saturday wrote, "One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause. I salute our frontline workers, who have been working tirelessly to help India throughout the past year. However, the cause of helping India overcome these unprecedented times needs all our collective efforts," he added.
"The scale of despair across our country has been immense and something I have been deeply affected by. As someone who has seen personal loss up close, my heart goes out to all the families who have suffered over the past year and I pray for the souls of those who have left us," Pant wrote in a note posted on his Twitter handle.
Pant was leading Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 before the T20 tournament was suspended due to positive Covid-19 cases.
Pant has also been included as the wicketkeeper for the World Test Championship final and the 5-Test series against England which will be played in the UK from June to September.
"I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide O2 Cylinders with beds, COVID-relief kits and much more to the suffering across the country," he wrote further.
India has witnessed over four lakh cases in a single day and with around 4,000 deaths.