Ever since the cowardly Pulwama attack has left the entire nation in shock and anguish, the celebrities and the cricketers are giving a helping hand to the families of the martyred soldiers. More than 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in the terrorist attack which has been claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed and the cricketers haven’t been shying away from standing behind them financially after the loss. After Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami has also joined the list to help the wives of the jawans.
Shami donated a whopping amount of ₹5 lakhs as a help to the wives of the martyred soldiers and also expressed his sadness over their martyrdom. He also assured that their families should feel secured as people like him will always be there to help them. As per the quotes in ANI, he said, “When we play for our country they stand at the borders protecting it. We stand with the families of our jawans, we will always be there for them.”
Mohammed Shami has followed Dhawan’s footsteps in this aspect. The latter had released a video on Sunday, urging the nation to extend their helping hand to the families of the soldiers lost their lives while serving for the country on the border. Though he didn’t disclose the amount, Dhawan helping them was a big thing and it seems that the other cricketers might also soon do it.
Delhi: Cricketer Mohd Shami donates money to the wives of CRPF Jawans who lost their lives in #PulwamaTerrorAttack; says, “When we play for our country they stand at the borders protecting it. We stand with the families of our jawans, we will always be there for them." pic.twitter.com/yP4tRe07lb
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
As far as the duo’s on-field heroics are concerned, both of them look certain to go to England for the World Cup where India will begin their campaign against South Africa on June 6.
Dhawan and Shami have been included in the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Australia and these are the last set of matches before the mega event for Team India. They will be itching to perform well in this series and go into the World Cup on a high.