Published: March 26, 2020 5:58:02 pm
Lauding his nation’s medical doctors and healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Thursday stated these are the individuals who really perceive what it means to be beneath strain — a phrase so typically thrown round in sports activities.
Writing in ‘New Zealand Herald’, Williamson addressed the medical doctors, nurses and caregivers who’re on the front-line to battle the lethal outbreak, which has claimed greater than 21,000 lives globally.
“Events of the past few days have made it clear we’re living through a health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen. There will no doubt be times in the coming days when the scale of what we’re facing will seem overwhelming,” he wrote.
“We’re so grateful you have our backs. People talk about the pressure sportsmen and women are under to perform, but the truth is we get to do something we love every day for a living. We play games,” he famous.
In New Zealand, the variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances stands at 262 however there hasn’t been any deaths to this point.
“Real pressure is working to save lives. Real pressure is going into work each day while putting your own personal safety on the line for the good of others,” Williamson noticed.
The right-handed batsman, some of the revered modern-day cricketers who leads a workforce admired for its grace and fairplay, stated he needs his nation’s well being workers to all the time know that all the nation is firmly standing by them on this disaster.
“It’s an infinite accountability that may solely be carried out by the most effective sort of individuals: those that put the higher good forward of all else. As Black Caps, we all know how wonderful it feels to have the assist of a rustic behind you.
“In that same vein, we need you to know you’re not alone. We want you to know that there’s a whole country behind you,” he stated.
“We will get through this and you are a big reason why,” he added.
Williamson led New Zealand to the ultimate of the ODI World Cup in England final yr. The facet misplaced the ultimate to the hosts in an unprecedented boundary count-back after scores have been tied even after the Super Over.
Williamson and his workforce have been lauded for exhibiting grace in what was a crushing defeat.
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