UNICEF AUSTRALIA

Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Ellyse Perry, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Hazlewood and other Australian cricketers have joined hands with UNICEF Australia to help India in the fight against COVID-19.

India is currently battling with a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic with thousands of people losing their lives on a daily basis. The country has been recording over three lakh cases daily for the past few weeks.

The Australian cricketers have come forward to extend their support to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID Crisis appeal and raise funds for the country as it faces an acute shortage of oxygen, beds, and other medical resources.

“Australia’s cricketers are teaming up to share a powerful message we all need to hear. No one can do everything, but we can all help by chipping in to UNICEF’s,” UNICEF Australia captioned a video in which Australian can be seen requesting others to help India.

Earlier, Cummins, who was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise during the now-postponed IPL 2021, had donated 50,000 USD to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID Crisis appeal.

Former Australia pacer Brett Lee donated 1 Bitcoin of the value of around Rs 41 lakh to aid India’s fight against the invisible virus. Both Cummins and Lee had urged others to come forward and help India as it reels in crisis.

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