As the world comes together to help India fight its battle with the coronavirus pandemic, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Afghanistan player Rashid Khan posted a moving video which showed his home country extending their heartfelt support and prayers to India in its time of need.
Rashid took to Twitter on Friday and urged everyone to stay safe by maintaining social distance and wearing masks as India grapples with the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The SRH leg-spinner added that Afghanistan is with India in these difficult times.
“Everyone back home in Afghanistan is with you INDIA in this tough time . Please everyone stay safe stay home maintain social distance and Wear Mask plz #WeAreWithYouIndia,” Rashid wrote along with the video.
Many other sports personalities have extended their support to India as the rising number of cases casualties and lack of oxygen and essential equipment continue to overwhelm the health system.
Australia pacer Pat Cummins, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 Indian Premier League, donated $50,000 to the PM Cares Fund. Cricket commentator and former Australian cricketer Brett Lee also contributed one Bitcoin (approx. Rs 40 lakh) to the cause.
Former India great Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen’ to raise funds to import oxygen concentrators and distribute across the country.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who has come to love India, also urged citizens to unite in the fight against COVID-19.
IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals also donated towards COVID-19 relief funds.