‘Grateful to Shikhar Dhawan’: Gurgaon police thanks cricketer for donation

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Shikhar Dhawan, an Indian cricketer, donated oxygen concentrators to Gurugram police on Friday to aid in the city’s battle against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The cops expressed their gratitude for Dhawan’s generous support on social media.

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

“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.

On Friday, Gurugram saw less than 2,500 cases for the second day in a row, with 2,144 Covid positive results, taking the overall caseload to 1,68,960.

On May 14, a total of 15 deaths were confirm, bringing the total to 653.

Dhawan donated Rs 20 lakh to ‘Project Oyxgen’ last month to help finance the need for oxygen in Covid-affected India.

The 35-year-old Delhi native also donated his cash prizes from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to coronavirus relief efforts.

Dhawan recently received the first dose of the Covid vaccine and urged others to do so as soon as possible to help the country fight against the deadly virus.

The opener was also the face of the Delhi Capitals’ “plasma donation” campaign. He is encouraging people who had recovered from Covid-19 to donate blood plasma to save the critically ill.

Meanwhile, Dhawan was leading the run charts of orange cap.

Before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) agreed to suspend the tournament, he scored 380 runs in eight matches at an average of 54.28 with three fifties for Delhi Capitals.

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