The cowardly terror attack on the convoy of the CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14 leading to the deaths of over 40 jawans have left Indian people in utter shock. A lot of Indian people came forward to help the aggrieved families and their children. Be it the common people, celebrities or cricketers – there has been no lack of contributions for the kin of the martyred personnel.
Now, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) has taken a step to help the martyrs’ families. The franchise, which changed its name from Delhi Daredevils into Delhi Capitals a few months ago, has announced on its social media page that it will donate the earnings made from its first game this IPL season to the martyrs’ families.
The franchise has also appealed to all on its Facebook page to make contributions to the families, irrespective of the quantity, saying it is the hour to extend solidarity to those who lost their dear ones in the horrific terror attack. A young suicide bomber slammed a vehicle filled with explosives into the convoy, resulting in the massive tragedy.
Delhi Capitals will locks horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) in their tournament openers on March 25.
Here’s their Facebook post:
Announcement 📋⬇ This is our time to stand up and be counted. We urge everyone to do their bit, however little it maybe.Donate to CRPF Wives Welfare Association: http://m.p-y.tm/CRPF
This gesture by DC will certainly inspire the fans – their own as well as those of the IPL in general. The Delhi base franchise has been one of the under-achievers of the IPL as they have failed to make the final even once despite playing in the tournament since its inception in 2008. The last time they made the playoffs of the tournament was in 2012 and change of players and captains has not seen a change in their fortune.
This year, local boy Shikhar Dhawan has made a return to the Delhi franchise which will be led by Shreyas Iyer. Capitals also have the likes of Ricky Ponting in its coach ranks and that is expected to help their cause in this year’s tournament.