Australian cricketer Brett Lee donates Rs 41 Lakhs to India’s COVID fight

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.

Picture Source: Twitter @Pat Cummins,
Picture Source: Twitter @Pat Cummins

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.

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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.

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Taking to Twitter, Brett Lee thanked Pat Cummins for taking the step as he announced his contribution.

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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:

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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.

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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.