Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has donated 1 Bitcoin (Worth around Rs 43 lakh) to Crypto Relief which will help in purchasing oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.
After Australian pacer Pat Cummins donated 50,000 USD to the PM Cares Fund to aid India's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, former Australian pacer Brett Lee has also come forward to do his bit.
Lee has announced he will be donating 1 Bitcoin (worth around Rs 41 lakh) to Crypto Relief which will help in purchasing oxygen supplies for hospitals across India.
Lee took to Twitter to announce his decision to donate for the good cause and thanked Cummins for starting the initiative.
"India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career and even after my retirement, holds a special place in my heart. It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic," Lee wrote in a tweet.
"I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, I'd like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India," he added.
Cummins was the first overseas cricketer to start the initiative as the most expensive buy of IPL 2020 player auction made a donation of USD 50,000 towards the PM CARES Fund. Cummins had also urged others to come forward and help India in the battle against the deadly virus which is wreaking havoc across the country.
In his message for his fans in India, Lee also stressed the importance of taking all the precautions and following the guidelines to bring down the number of cases. He urged everyone to wash hands, wear masks and not venture out unless absolutely necessary.
India recorded over 3.52 lakh cases on Monday as the overall caseload in the nation reached over 1.73 crores.
More than 2800 people succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to over 1.95 lakh. India has been recording over 3 lakh cases daily with hospitals and states reporting a shortage of oxygen and other important drugs.