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Jason Behrendorff donates undisclosed sum to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

Jason Behrendorff donates undisclosed sum to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Disaster Attraction

New Delhi: Chennai Tremendous Kings’ Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff on Tuesday introduced he can be donating an undisclosed sum to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Disaster Attraction because the nation battles an unprecedented well being disaster.

In an announcement on his official Twitter deal with, the 31-year-old urged others to do the identical because the nation recorded over 3,000 each day deaths for the previous few days.

“I wished to do one thing to assist and am making a donation to the UNICEF undertaking for the India covid-19 disaster. I encourage anybody who has additionally skilled the beneficiant hospitality of India to do the identical,” Behrendorff wrote.

File image of Jason Behrendorff. AFP

File picture of Jason Behrendorff. AFP

“I do know it is just small. it might by no means match the love and friendship India has proven me and my household through the years however I hope it could possibly make even the slightest distinction,” he added.

Behrendorff had changed compatriot Josh Hazlewood within the CSK squad after the latter had pulled out of the IPL earlier than the beginning of the event.

On Monday, Cricket Australia had pledged 50,000 Australian {dollars} for a similar trigger whereas Behrendorff’s compatriots Pat Cummins and Brett Lee have additionally made donations.

India’s each day instances have been upwards of three lakh on most days for the previous couple of weeks and have additionally breached the 4 lakh mark as soon as, in accordance with official figures.

“Like most cricketers, India has at all times been a particular place to me, it is a fantastic nation, the individuals are at all times welcoming, and taking part in cricket in India is like no different expertise on this planet,” Behrendorff stated.

“It’s by no means misplaced on me how privileged I’m to have the ability to play cricket for a dwelling and journey to such nations as India, no extra so than previously 16 months.”

The left-arm bowler stated it’s “horrific and distressing” to see what is occurring in India.

“It is actually horrific and distressing seeing what is occurring for the time being right here and figuring out there is not a lot I can do.

“My ideas are by no means removed from these right here in India who’re being affected by the virus. I am unable to even think about what you’re going by means of,” he added.

On Tuesday, the BCCI was compelled to indefinitely postpone the IPL after a number of instances of COVID-19 amongst gamers and help employees emerged from Ahmedabad and New Delhi within the final couple of days.


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Updated: May 4, 2021 — 10:07 pm

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