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Bushfires: Can we all work on climate reversal, pleads Ashwin

Source: ANI
Last updated on: January 07, 2020 11:43 IST

General scenes of bushfire near the town of Sussex Inlet in Sydney

IMAGE: General scenes of bushfire near the town of Sussex Inlet in Sydney. Photograph: Sam Mooy/Getty Images

Citing Australia bushfires, India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday urged everyone to work collectively on climate reversal.

"It's heart-wrenching to see the #AustralianBushfire, for god's sake can we all work on the climate reversal. We are making this planet uninhabitable not only for the human race, but for several other species who have done no wrong," Ashwin tweeted.

 

Former spinner Shane Warne on Monday had announced he would auction his Baggy Green cap to raise funds for victims of devastating bushfires in Australia.

Taking to Twitter, Warne made the announcement and posted a statement.

"The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief. The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too," Warne wrote.

"Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has led me to auction my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my Test career," he added.

Warne joined a growing list of cricketers to raise money for the bushfire victims. Australian players Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short have already announced that they will donate AU$250 each for every six they hit in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) to support bushfire victims.

Athletes from other sports too joined the movement as tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic vowing to donate 25,000 dollars each for Australia's bushfire relief fund.

Wildfires have been raging across Australia for months, killing 23 people and burning about 6 million hectares (23,000 square miles) of bushland, CNN reported.

Naval and air rescue operations were launched on Friday as mass evacuations of towns at risk of being engulfed by flames got underway.

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Edited by Norma Godinho

 

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