New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has lauded his country’s doctor and healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Williamson writing for ‘New Zealand Herald’ addressed the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who are on the front-line to battle the deadly outbreak which has suffered more than 170 countries around the globe.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 25, 2020
The 29-year-old thanked the professionals for their services and wrote, Here’s the full letter:
“Dear doctors, nurses, and caregivers, 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. 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.
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.
Every day over the next weeks and months you and your colleagues will be asked to do that. It’s an enormous responsibility that can only be carried out by the best kind of people: those who put the greater good ahead of all else.
As Black Caps, we know how amazing it feels to have the support of a country 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.
We will get through this and you are a big reason why. On behalf of a grateful country, thank you.
It must be noted here that the entire world is suffering through coronavirus. Several countries have locked down their cities completely to avoid further spread of this disease. Popular sports events around the world have also been postponed for an indefinite period.