Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Rishabh Pant, who hails from Uttarakhand’s Roorkee, took to his official Twitter account to announce that he will donate his match fees for rescue efforts.
Rishabh Pant to donate match fees for Uttarakhand Glacier Burst victims. (Courtesy by BCCI/PTI Photo)
- Deeply pained by the loss of life in Uttarakhand: Rishabh Pant
- Would like to donate my match fee for the rescue efforts: Rishabh Pant
- Pant scored 91 runs off 88 ball in the first innings against England
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant said that he will donate his match fee of the first Test against England in Chennai to aid the rescue efforts following a glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. Pant expressed grief over the loss of lives and urged more people to help out after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand on Sunday.
At least 10 people have died and several are still missing after a glacial burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district triggered massive flooding in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers on Sunday. Most of the missing persons are reportedly workers of two NTPC power project — Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project — which faced the flood fury and were swept away in the gushing waters.
Pant, who hails from Uttarakhand, took to his official Twitter account to urge people to donate to the rescue mission.”Deeply pained by the loss of life in Uttarakhand. Would like to donate my match fee for the rescue efforts and would urge more people to help out,” Rishabh Pant tweeted.
Deeply pained by the loss of life in Uttarakhand. Would like to donate my match fee for the rescue efforts and would urge more people to help out.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) February 7, 2021
Pant was in his elements, taking the charge on England bowlers from ball one. Pant smashed five sixes in his belligerent 91, all off Jack Leach, who eventually had a hand in his dismissal.
Nearing the 3-figure score, Pant tried clearing the boundary rope towards off but a mistimes shot saw the ball landing in the hands of Jack Leach, the spinner who was taken for a spin by the India batsman early in his innings.
Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara forged the only century-plus partnership of the innings but India still finished the day 321 behind.