The demolishing Chinese virus knows as “Coronavirus – COVID-19”, has made the globe a dangerous zone for the humans. The recent announcement of lockdown globally is to be adversely negative for the poor and the daily wage makers. LOCKDOWN-> NO WORK-> NO FOOD, this defines the current circumstances of the world.
Those countries can be locked down for months with better economies. It would affect a little or none to countries like China, Italy, and America. Still, underdeveloped countries like India and Pakistan, with a large number of beggars, unemployed, and daily wage earners, are to suffer huge losses economically, socially, and personally.
Keeping it limited to Pakistan, many Pakistani cricketers showing patriotism, nationality, and more subjected to humanity, have donated a part of their savings for the sake of in need people all over Pakistan. Here is the list of probable cricketers we could count:
1. Shahid Khan Afridi
The well-known Boom Boom Shahid Afridi being a kind-hearted human who owns a charity foundation known as Shahid Afridi Foundation, is on the top of the list. Afridi has taken a much-needed responsibility to help the people across Pakistan, to fulfill the basic requirements of those who are suffering.
For #Covid19, doing my part by creating mass awareness on precautions, symptoms, dos&donts. @SAFoundationN distributed ration, installed hand sanitizers at #SFCH & made an isolation ward for ones with symptoms. Do ur part NOW by #SocialDistanacing! pic.twitter.com/qVYLMtAS2g
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 21, 2020
2. Sohail Tanveer
The left-handed pacer, Sohail Tanveer, has played his part as a responsible citizen and as a kind human to help out the families in need overall Pakistan when the country is almost more than partially locked down.
We are distributing one month ‘Ration’ to the families in need,if u know anyone around you in rawalpindi or if someone wants to contribute plz msg or call on 03335514374..we will provide them on their doorstep secretly #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/2GldTxdjW8
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) March 25, 2020
3. Basit Ali
Former test cricketer, Basit Ali, has announced to donate his Youtube channel’s salary to Pakistan government to combat COVID-19.
“From today onwards, I will be donating my YouTube channel’s earnings to the Pakistani government until we successfully beat coronavirus. It is a global crisis and we all are suffering through it. I have taken this initiative to play my role to help the government fight with this deadly disease,” he said in a video posted from his Twitter handle.
4. Ahmad Shahzad
The right-handed opening batsman has opened his twitter DM so anybody in need can text him to acquire food and shelter in such critical days due to lockdown caused by COVID-19.
I have opened DM for everyone now. Pls if you think someone around you is in need of food DM me. I will do my best to reach them out. I'm doing everything in individual capacity and will try my best to help others.#حزب_الله #CoronavirusLockdown
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) March 26, 2020
5. Azeem Ghumman
The former captain of Pakistan A team and Pakistan U19 Azeem Ghumman, sensibly revealed the distribution of basic requirements for daily need to those suffering more due to COVID-19 across Pakistan.
started this good cause ALLAH kabool kare please contribute as many as you want in this good deed and kindly share @iNabeelHashmi @farasG @HussainTallat12 @KamiAkmal23 @im_SalmanButt @mdk_gul @iamfawadalam25 @Emmad81 @Shah64Y @ImamUlHaq12 @babarazam258 @UmerAmin200 @amiryamin54 pic.twitter.com/6OStzTGDKJ
— Azeem Ghumman (@azeemghumman) March 26, 2020
Also, the Pakistan Cricket Board, along with the centrally contracted players, has denounced to donate PKR 5Million to government emergency funds for COVID-19.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced its cricketers and staff would play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by making contributions to the government’s emergency fund,” the board stated on its website.
“The centrally contracted players will collectively donate Rs5 million to the fund. In addition to the cricketers’ contribution, PCB staff up to the rank of Senior Managers will donate one day’s salary. In contrast, the General Managers and above will donate two days’ salary.”