PANAJI: Goan cricket legend Swapnil Asnodkar is hopeful that people will come forward in a large number to donate plasma and help save precious lives.
The 37-year-old former Goa captain and ex-Rajasthan Royals IPL-winning batsman, Swapnil donated plasma at Bambolim-based Goa Medical College ‘Blood Bank’ yesterday.
Sharing his experience with www.livenewsgoa.com, the Porvorim-based Swapnil said: “Initially, I was hesitant…I mean after being covid negative, I wanted to donate; but I was hesitant. However, now after seeing the rising number of deaths, I could not hold myself back and came forward to do my bit. Hopefully, some lives will be saved! I hope many people come forward to donate plasma and save more lives.”
Asked how he felt being a part of the #covidsaviourarmy; Swapnil, who is Goa’s highest run-getter in Indian First Class cricket, said: “It’s a great feeling and no words can express such feelings. I did post photos on the social media not to gain publicity, but in the hope that at least few will get motivated after seeing my gesture.”