Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant, captain of Delhi Capitals Image Credit: Sportzpics

Dubai: India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has donated to a charity for oxygen cylinders, beds and relief kits as the country struggles under a growing number of COVID-19 cases.

In recent days, India has witnessed over 400,000 cases a day along with around 4,000 deaths during the surge.

“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,” Delhi Capitals captain Pant wrote on Twitter. “One of the most important aspects I have learnt 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.

“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.”

The Indian Premier League was suspended this week after cases of coronavirus emerged among teams.