Shikhar Dhawan donated oxygen concentrators in Gurugram: grateful to serve his people in this epidemic

Shikhar Dhawan donated oxygen concentrators in Gurugram: grateful to serve his people in this epidemic

India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan on Friday donated oxygen concentrators to Gurugram police to help them fight the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the city. The cops took to social media to thank Dhawan for his generous contribution.

"Taking forward our committed efforts. Grateful to @SDhawan25 for providing Oxygen Concentrators," Gurugram Police tweeted.

Gurugram witnessed less than 2,500 cases for the second successive day on Friday as the city reported 2,144 Covid positive results, bringing the total caseload to 1,68,960. As many as 15 deaths were reported on May 14, taking the toll to 653.

"Grateful to serve my people in this pandemic through this small token of help! Always ready to help my people and society to my best. India shall rise and shine against this pandemic!" Dhawan replied.

"Vaccinated. Can’t thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It’ll help us all defeat this virus," he wrote alongside his picture.

The 35-year-old recently took the first dose of the Covid vaccine and appealed people to take the shot as soon as possible to help the nation defeat the deadly virus.

Last month, Dhawan had donated Rs 20 lakh towards 'Mission Oyxgen' to help fund the requirement of oxygen in Covid-hit India. The Delhi-born 35-year-old had also given away his cash prizes that he won during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 towards coronavirus relief work.

"I will be making a donation of Rs 20 lakhs, plus money from all post-match individual performances towards that I receive from the IPL 2021 towards Mission Oxygen to help fund the requirement of oxygen," read a part of his statement.

Dhawan was leading the run charts before IPL 2021 got postponed indefinitely on May 4. He scored 380 runs in 8 matches at an average of 54.28 with 3 fifties for the table-toppers Delhi Capitals before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to halt the tournament.

6 players from 3 franchises, 2 Chennai Super Kings support staff members and a bus cleaner tested positive for Covid-19 inside the bio-bubble during the popular T20 league which forced the Indian cricket board to suspend it with immediate effect.