West Indies cricketing greats including Sir Viv Richards, ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle have come forward to Thank India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the COVID-19 vaccines.
Jamaica received doses under India’s initiative ‘Vaccine Maitri’.
Legendary Jamaican & WI Cricketer @henrygayle thanks PM @narendramodi, the People and Government of #India for the gift of #MadeInIndia Vaccine to #Jamaica#VaccineMaitri @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy pic.twitter.com/fLBbhF5zTY— India in Jamaica (@hcikingston) March 19, 2021
As part of this initiative India aims to assist countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Made-in-India vaccines reached Jamaica last week.
Gayle, who plays in Indian Premier League for Punjab Kings, took to the twitter posting a short video to thank India for the help.
"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," Gayle said.
Earlier this week, many West Indies cricketers including Vivian Richards, Andre Russell, Richie Richardson, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jimmy Adams had thanked PM Modi for sending coronavirus vaccines.
West Indies cricketing greats @ivivianrichards @RichieRich2000 #jimmyadams #ramnareshsarwan thank #India @PMOIndia @narendramodi for donation of #MadeInIndia @SerumInstIndia #CovishieldVaccine to #Antigua #Guyana @CARICOMorg @AntiguaOpm @OPTGY @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar @drkjsrini pic.twitter.com/olM3FItD0N— India in Guyana (@IndiainGuyana) March 13, 2021
In March, Antigua and Barbuda had received 1.75 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines. India had donated 40,000.