Rishabh Pant donates match fee for relief work in Uttarakhand

Rishabh Pant has announced that he will donate his match fee for the rescue efforts after a glacier burst at Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. The wicketkeeper further expressed his deep pain towards the disaster that occurred in his native place and urged more people to help out.

On February 8, Chamoli was hit by a glacier breach which severely damaged two hydropower projects and a key bridge that has resulted in 15 at least deaths, while more than 150 people are reportedly missing. The experts are yet to identify the exact cause of the breach but they have termed it Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF).

The major tragedy has triggered massive flooding which caused immense destruction. A countless houses and a dam have been swept away in the avalanche. The rescue work has already been started and as many as 15 people have been rescued.

Pant, who hails from Uttarakhand, took to Twitter to express his condolences after the tragedy.

He is currently featuring in the first Test against the touring England side in Chennai where the wicket-keeper played a counter-attacking innings of 91 runs. It is believed that a BCCI contracted Test player gets Rs 15 lakhs as match fee.

Currently, England is dominating against India on fourth day of the first test match. Washington Sundar’s unbeaten 85 off 138 deliveries powered the hosts to a respectable position, but the visitors still managed to get a huge first innings lead. Pant will have a big role to play in the fourth innings as the team will need a big score to win the test. 

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