Sun TV Group (SunRisers Hyderabad) is donating Rs.10 Crores towards Corona Covid-19 relief measures. #COVID19 #CoronaUpdate
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 9, 2020
Sunrisers' initiative drew praise from the team's skipper David Warner.
"How good is this well done Sun TV Group @SunRisers," the Australian tweeted.
How good is this well done Sun TV Group @SunRisers https://t.co/bToZNyQNdx
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 9, 2020
Warner had earlier shaved his head in support of those working on the frontline for Covid-19. "Been nominated to shave my head in support of those working on the frontline #Covid-19 here is a time lapse. I think my debut was the last time I recall I've done this. Like it or not??" Warner said in an Instagram post with a video of the dashing left-hander trimming his hair in time-lapse mode.
The Australia opener has been constantly interacting with fans on social media as the world is under lockdown
due to the coronavirus
outbreak. And with the fate of IPL 2020
hanging in balance — even though it was set to start from March 29 — Warner took to Instagram to show fans a shoot from last year where he is wielding the bat like a sword just as Ravindra Jadeja does after scoring a fifty.
Taking to Instagram, he posted the video and wrote: "Throwback to this time last year to a commercial we were doing for @sunrisershyd Do you think I've got @royalnavghan covered for the sword?"
Warner's teammate Steve Smith on Tuesday said that he was hoping that the IPL is played out at some stage this year rather than getting cancelled due to the pandemic.
Other IPL teams like Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have also pledged to contribute to the PM CARES Fund set up by the government to fight against against the pandemic.
Besides, several cricketers, including Sunil Gaavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and the BCCI among others have also contributed towards the cause.
infection, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has killed nearly 228 people and infected over 6,700 in India.