New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Australian pacer Pat Cummins has come forward to help India facing the corona epidemic on Monday. He has announced a donation of $50,000 (about Rs 38 lakh) to the PM Cares Fund for supply of oxygen to hospitals here. Cummins has announced the help on social media.
He tweeted, "India is a country where I have received a lot of love over the years and the people here are also very loving and supportive. I know that for some time now, the coronavirus has caused a lot of problems in this country, which has led to acute oxygen shortage in the hospitals here. As a player, I want to give US$ 50,000 (about Rs. 38 lakhs) as assistance to the PM Cares Fund, and I also request my fellow players to come forward to help".
There have been a lot of positive reactions on social media since Cummins's announcement. But liberals in all forms, from ESPN journalists to online film critics, are not able to digest Cummins' donations to the PM Cares Fund, while it is a fund specifically designed to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. They have been saying on social media that Cummins has donated the wrong place and the money will be used to contest elections.
Your generosity is immensely appreciated But you've given it to the wrong hands. is a private, unaudited fund. It was made in the backdrop of but mainly used for winning elections.— Silvester Clifford ✋ (@silvestercliff)
Anyone contesting me come with an audited report of the same.