Bangladesh fast bowler, Jahahnara Alam, who recently featured in the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, did her bit to serve the needy in Bangladesh.
All by herself, Alam has been looking after 50 families in the capital, Dhaka. The sensational fast bowler turned out to be a role model to many, off the field, with her gesture of going door-to-door for deliveries.
Apart from that, 27 players contracted with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to donate half of their monthly salaries to help the fight against Coronavirus.
“This is not a post to show people. I stand by them as much as I can. I urge you to stand beside the helpless. Raise your hand to as many as you can with 5, 5 or more in your capacity. We can stand beside helpless people at this critical moment in our country,” Alam wrote in her Facebook post.
“I hope people get inspired by those who are coming forward. If someone can support even one person or one family, so be it. It’s because in a large part of our society, people fight for food. Even if they have lunch, there’s uncertainty over dinner. So, in this state, they can’t afford to stay in-home quarantine,” added the 27-year-old from Khulna.
“First, they need their daily food. So, it’s necessary to help them, delivering the goods to the doorsteps. It’s only then that they’ll stay out of danger at home,” Alam concluded.
During the game against Pakistan in the Women’s T20 World Cup, Alam displayed what she is capable of. Her 4/22 broke the back of Pakistani batting lineup.
However, Alam did not have any wickets to show for since the Pakistan game. Bangladesh failed to qualify for the semi-finals, as India and Australia progressed from Group A.