IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals to donate earnings from first home game for Pulwama martyrs’ kin
The franchise has also appealed to all on its Instagram page to make contributions to the families.
Updated - Feb 19, 2019 2:48 pm
The dastardly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14 leading to the deaths of over 40 jawans have left the nation devastated. Helps have been pouring in from all quarters for the aggrieved families and their children. Be it the common people, celebrities or cricketers – there has been no dearth of contributions for the kin of the martyred personnel. Now, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) too has chipped in with help for the martyrs’ families.
The franchise, which changed its name from Delhi Daredevils into Delhi Capitals a few months ago, has announced on its social media page that it will donate the earnings made from its first game this IPL season to the martyrs’ families. The franchise has also appealed to all on its Instagram page to make contributions to the families, irrespective of the quantity, saying it is the hour to extend solidarity to those who lost their dear ones in the horrific terror attack. A young suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into the convoy, resulting in the massive tragedy.
Here’s their Instagram post
DC looking to change their fortunes in IPL this year
This gesture by the DC will certainly impress and inspire the fans – their own as well as those of the IPL in general. The DC have been one of the under-achievers of the IPL as they have failed to make the final even once despite playing in the tournament since its inception in 2008. The last time they made the last-four stage of the tournament was in 2012 and change of players and captains has not seen a change in their fortune.
This year, local boy Shikhar Dhawan has made a return to the DC who will be led by Shreyas Iyer. The DC also have the likes of Ricky Ponting in its coach ranks and that is expected to help their cause in this year’s tournament.