India’s swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be donating his match fee towards rescue operations for the glacier burst in Uttarakhand and also encouraged others to come forward and contribute.
A glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of the ecologically fragile Himalayas.
Pant was born in Roorkee, a town in the state’s Haridwar district. In an earlier post on Sunday, the 23-year-old wicketkeeper expressed his grief over the loss of lives in the natural calamity.
“My sincere condolences and prayers for the families of those affected by the Uttarakhand flash floods. I hope that the rescue operations underway are able to help those in trouble,” he had written.