Brett Lee donates 1 bitcoin: The former Australian fast bowler has become the second overseas player to make a donation in India.
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has become the second overseas cricketer after Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Pat Cummins to donate in India for its fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee, 44, took to social media platform Twitter to share an update regarding his donation. Currently in India as a commentator for the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Lee is among the Australian contingent (including players and commentators) which has opted to remain in India for the biggest T20 league.
“I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India,” read a part of the photo which Lee had tweeted.
It is worth mentioning that 1 BTC (Bitcoin) roughly converts to INR 41 lakh.
Brett Lee donates 1 bitcoin to Crypto Relief amidst India’s fight against COVID-19
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 27, 2021
As mentioned in his tweet, Lee doubtlessly has a massive fan-following on the back of his multiple visits to India due to various reasons. In addition to playing 23 matches across formats in his five visits to India as an Australian cricketer, Lee has also worked in multiple roles in the entertainment industry over the years.
Lee, who had bowled bravely despite suffering an injury in his last international match in India during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, had also played in three seasons each for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Twitter reactions on Brett Lee’s donation:
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) April 27, 2021
— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) April 27, 2021
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) April 27, 2021
And well done you, Brett https://t.co/uhdkuYvbl9
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) April 27, 2021
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