West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for donating coronavirus vaccines to Jamaica. The Jamaican batsman is the second player from his team after Andre Russell to thank India for sending 50,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Caribbean nation.
In a thanks giving video, Gayle, the Universe Boss is heard saying:
“Honourable Prime Minister Modi, people of India and Government of India, I want to thank you for the donation of vaccine to Jamaica. We appreciate it, thank you so much. India I will be seeing you soon and thanks once again,”
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri responded to Gayle’s gesture with a tweet, saying:
“Always a pleasure to watch this famous Jamaican send the ball flying to all corners of the park and delighted that Vaccine Maitri is reaching out to our friends across the world. Indian fans look forward to more from this batting genius.”
Vaccine Maitri is a humanitarian initiative undertaken by the government of India to provide Made in India COVID-19 vaccines to other countries.
Earlier this week, West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell expressed gratitude towards PM Modi for sending coronavirus vaccines to Jamaica.
“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 in a video posted by the official Twitter handle of India in Jamaica.
Jamaica had also thanked India for sending 50,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines. In a tweet, Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness had said:
” I am extremely pleased to report that yesterday afternoon, we received our first shipment of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the Government of India. We express our deep appreciation to the Government and people of India for this very much-needed support.”
Last week, former West Indies cricketers Vivian Richards, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams, and Ramnaresh Sarwan had thanked PM Modi for helping the Caribbean countries by providing Covid-19 vaccines under the Vaccine Maitri initiative.