India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has come forward to help migrant workers in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. On Tuesday (June 2), the cricketer took to the Uttar Pradesh NH-24 highway to provide food items and masks to migrants travelling on the route.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video clip that shows the pacer doing his bit.
As #IndiaFightsCorona, @MdShami11 comes forward to help people trying to reach home by distributing food packets & masks on National Highway No. 24 in Uttar Pradesh. He has also set up food distribution centres near his house in Sahaspur.
We are in this together🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/gpti1pqtHH
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2020
Shami has also set up a food distribution stall outside his house in Sahaspur, UP.
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has led to a grave situation for the migrant labourers in the country. Many of them started walking home for miles together due to lack of transportation. With no food and water at their disposal, some of them even lost their lives on the way, leading to an even bigger crisis.
In an earlier Instagram live session with his India teammate Yuzvendra Chahal, Shami had narrated the story of an unconscious migrant worker at his doorstep.