A golden cricket ball signed by the world record holder for highest test wickets in international cricket,Muttiah Muralitharan,fetched Rs 2.11 lakh for the cause of blindness prevention,during an auction ceremony held at Mont Vert-Belbrook at Bhugaon.
Pune-native,Atul Udapure became the proud owner of the golden ball signed by the Sri Lankan tweaker. The proceeds of the auction will go to the Poona Blind Men’s Association’s H.V Desai Eye Hospital,towards their prevention of blindness project.
Speaking about the recent controversies that have dogged Indian cricket,Muralitharan said that putting curbs on playing cricket would not rid the game of malpractices. He added that all players involved in malpractices on the field should be given severe punishments.
The cricketer also interacted with school children and gave them a glimpse of his bowling. He also answered every question posed by the enthusiastic children.