Chris Gayle is a legendary opening batsman for Windies who hails from Jamaica and holds infinite records in the game’s shortest format. He currently plays for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, India is helping out fellow nations with COVID-19 vaccines.
The world is currently going through a tough time, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the road to recovery is underway, India ensures to help out other nations with its vaccines. In the same light, the vaccine has reached the Caribbeans, and Jamaica is one of the countries to have received 50,000 doses of the vaccines.
As a result, explosive Windies and Jamaican opener Chris Gayle has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire nation for its drive to help out Jamaica and other countries with the same. “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 said in an official Twitter video by the Indian Embassy from Jamaica.
Gayle continues to remain one of the most prolific batsmen in world cricket, as even at the age of 41, he shows no sign of slowing down. He is still a top draw in the shortest format, while he continues to entertain fans in the Indian Premier League, where he currently plays for Punjab Kings.
Earlier, his Jamaican and Windies teammate, all-rounder Andre Russel had thanked PM Modi for the same. “I just want to say a big, big, big thank you to Prime Minister Modi and the India High Commission. The vaccines are here and we are excited. I would love to see the world going back to normal. Jamaica people really appreciate it and just to show that we are more than close, India and Jamaica are now brothers. I appreciate it and stay safe over there. Peace,” he had said in an official video on Twitter by the Indian embassy in Jamaica.
In the meantime, Andrew Holness, Jamaican Prime Minister too, thanked India and PM Modi to extend their helping hand with the vaccines to the other nations. “I am extremely pleased to report that yesterday afternoon, we received our first shipment of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the Government of India. We express our deep appreciation to the Government and people of India for this very much-needed support,” he wrote on Twitter.
Also, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had asserted the same on Twitter by saying that India cares for its Caribbean friends. “Caring for our Caribbean friends. Made-in-India vaccines have reached Jamaica,” he wrote.
For those who love Old Cricket and New India. Perhaps even for those who understand neither cricket nor India. pic.twitter.com/I36nwEl02F— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) March 14, 2021
As for the vaccine situation, the ones produced by India have been nearly supplied to 70 countries. Besides, the Ministry of External Affairs has said the new requests for the same keep coming from other countries, as India is working hard to help as much as possible.
In contrast, it has already supplied 60 million doses of the same so far. India has two locally produced vaccines: Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Covishield by Serum Institute of India.
Last Updated Mar 19, 2021, 11:26 AM IST