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.
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.