Following the footsteps of Australian pacer Pat Cummins, former fast bowler-turned commentator Brett Lee has come forward to help India in its battle against COVID-19.
The 44-year-old represented Australia in 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is during his successful international career.
Brett Lee is in India right now as a part of Star Sports’ commentary team for the IPL.
In his heartwarming gesture, Brett Lee has said that he would donate 1 Bitcoin (valued more than Rs 40 lakhs) to Crypto Relief to aid Indian hospitals to procure oxygen supplies amid the scarcity.
Taking to Twitter, Brett Lee thanked Pat Cummins for taking the step as he announced his contribution.
Earlier, Pat Cummins has donated $50,000 to Narendra Modi’s PM Cares Fund.
He also urged other IPL players to help India tackle the current situation with their donations.
Brett Lee’s full statement:
Brett Lee has always considered India as his ‘second home.’
In 2015, he has also starred in an Indian-Australian film ”unINDIAN” – a cross-cultural comedy directed by Indian-origin Sydney-based filmmaker Anupam Sharma.
Although, Bitcoin is not considered a legal tender in India but Brett Lee’s gesture is a helping hand that India especially its all the frontline workers need right now.