Chris Gayle Extends Gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Covid-19 Vaccines
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing Covid-19 vaccines to Jamaica. The clip is being widely shared across social media platforms. The ‘Universe Boss’ in his message not only thanked the PM for extending help via vaccines to his nation, but also promised his fans that he would be seeing them very soon.
One of the most well-known faces in international cricket, Gayle, in the video, says, “Hon’ble PM of India and the people of India, the government of India, I want to thank you for your donation of vaccine to Jamaica, I appreciate it. Thank you so much. India, I will see you soon.”
As a part of the Government of India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ global initiative, the country sent 20,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Caribbean region on March 11.
Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle thanks India for sending COVID19 vaccines to Jamaica
“PM Modi, the Government of India and the people of India, I want to thank you all for your donation of the vaccine to Jamaica. We appreciate it,” he says pic.twitter.com/8iSa3yhYcs
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2021
Gayle’s teammate Andre Russell also recently shared a video wherein he was seen thanking India for sending a shipment of vaccines to his home country. Former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams was also grateful to India as Jamaica as well as Antigua benefited from the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. Previously, West Indies great Sir Vivian Richards also shared a similar message.
After vaccines from India reached South Africa in February, Kevin Pietersen, who was born in the country, shared a tweet about India’s “generosity and kindness”. India’s Vaccine Maitri programme was started in February with an objective to help poor nations amid the ongoing pandemic. Other countries who were recipients of India’s gift include Bangladesh, Morocco, Brazil, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Gayle, who plays for Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will soon land in India ahead of the upcoming season. The 14th edition of IPL hosted by India starts from April 9.