Bret Lee donates one Bitcoin to help Covid hit India

Bret Lee who is one of the successful player of Australia has helped to the Covid stuck India in cryptocurrency. Bret Lee is the second player to announce his help for the indian people as his countrymen Pat Cummins was the first to help India.


Inspired by his countryman Pat Cummins, former Australian pacer Brett Lee on Tuesday has  decided to donate 1 Bitcoin(BTC) (approximately Rs 40 lakh) to help India in its fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Cummins on Monday, announced a USD 50,000 donation towards the PM CARES Fund for oxygen supplies and other medicine supplies in India’s hospitals ravaged by a deadly second wave of the pandemic.

“It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. 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,” Lee said in a statement which he posted on Twitter.

“India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career and even after my retirement, holds a special place in my heart.”

 On Tuesday evening, one bitcoin was trading at over Rs 40 lakh. Bitcoin is not considered legal for carrying out any transactions in India but that has not stopped Bret Lee, one of the fastest bowlers to have played the game, from lending a helping hand to the needy ones. This also has raised a question for the Indian authorities for their step on banning crypto currencies in India. As crypto currencies are in a huge adoption phase world wide, India should surely give a second thought on their decision.

“Now is the time to be united and ensure we do as much as we can to help the ones in need. I’d also want to thank all the frontline workers who have been working round the clock during these tough times.

“I request people to please take care, stay at home, wash your hands and head out only if absolutely necessary, wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Well done Pat Cummins for the initiative yesterday,” Lee said.

The 44-year-old represented Australia in 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is during an immensely successful international career. Like Cummins, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, Lee is also in India as part of the IPL commentary panel. He had very effective role during his peak days as a player in the success of IPL and his iconic figure is adored a lot in India.

Bret Lee has proved his generosity with such a huge donation in a different manner through crypto industry. Many people are not aware of crypto but when it comes in helping hand it has surely proved its effectiveness. 

Please share your thoughts on this article. Is crypto really proving its worth as what it has been designed for? in the comment box below.

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