Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has stepped up and offered to help anyone who has fallen behind in these challenging times due to the Coronavirus lockdown by delivering food and other essentials at their doorstep. Kyrgios’ latest charitable effort is another great initiative by the temperamental Aussie who spearheaded sporting donations to help Australia’s Bushfire crisis earlier this year. Also Read - COVID-19: Cardiff Half Marathon Postponed Till March 2021
The 24-year-old Kyrgios took to his official Instagram handle on Monday to offer his support to the vulnerable people who are struggling to make ends meet during the Coronavirus outbreak. Kyrgios, who is known for outspoken and fiery on-court antics, wrote: “If ANYONE is not working/not getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough…please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach. Also Read - Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network 'TRAFFIC' Indicates Wild Animals in 'Additional Threat' as Poaching Doubles During COVID-19 Lockdown
“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share what I have. Even just for a box of noodles, a load of bread or milk. I will drop it off at your doorstep, no questions asked.” Also Read - Not 14 Days, People Coming From Maharashtra Must Undergo 21-Day Quarantine in Karnataka
The COVID-19 restrictions closed down entire industries, forcing huge numbers of people out of work across Australia. Unemployment is expected to soar in Australia and around the world during these unprecedented times.
Earlier in January, Kyrgios led a bushfire relief campaign which raised millions of dollars. The Canberra-based athlete contributed Aus 200 dollars for every ace he hit across his home tennis summer, which ran until the end of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open.
Kyrgios cited the crisis for changing his outlook on life in the wake of being handed a 16-week suspended ban in September 2019 for a series of outbursts.
The ongoing Coronavirus crisis has affected t he next two Grand Slams with the French Open getting postponed and Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II.