Andre Russell thanks PM Modi for providing Jamaica with COVID-19 vaccines

Andre Russell thanks PM Modi for providing Jamaica with COVID-19 vaccines

People around the world are expressing their gratitude to PM Modi for providing them COVID-19 vaccines.

Andre Russell (Photo credit- SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are being appreciated all across the globe for successfully developing a reliable vaccine for the novel coronavirus along with donating and sending the doses to the other underprivileged countries. In the month of March, India exported vaccines to West Indies under the Vaccine Maitri initiative. Antigua and Barbuda received 1,75,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of which 40,000 were donated to the country under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative. 

Jamaica was donated a total of 50,000 vaccines while Guyana and St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis were supplied with 80,000 doses. The people of the island nation are highly grateful to the Indian government and the same has been conveyed by the West Indies cricketers as they shared a video of them expressing their gratitude to the Indian government.

In a video posted on Wednesday by the official Twitter handle of India in Jamaica, the power-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell, who is no less than a household name in India owing to his heroics for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL), appreciated the help by India. 

“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,” Russell said.

Here is the video of Andre Russell thanking Indian government

Viv Richards thanked PM Modi

A few days back a video of former West Indies cricketers including the likes of Vivian Richards, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams, and Ramnaresh Sarwan thanking PM Modi for their initiative of donating the vaccines to the Caribbean country had surfaced on social media.

“I would like to thank India for the wonderful contribution made to our country which is the vaccine. We thank you so much on behalf of the Antiguan and Barbudan people. We look forward, also that in the future, continued relationship. Thank you very much, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the High Commission of India. We also thank all of the people in India for such a kind gesture,” Richards had said in a video posted on Twitter by the High Commission of India in Guyana.