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KL Rahul donates 2019 World Cup bat & other gears to raise funds for children

The humanitarian gesture was announced by KL Rahul on his 28th birthday and said that the money will be donated to the Aware Foundation, which looks towards helping children.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: April 20, 2020 6:15:38 pm
KL Rahul auction his his 2019 World Cup bat and some other gears to raise funds for children. (AP/File Photo)

With the nation jostling against the novel coronavirus, several sportstars have stepped up to help India in its battle against the pandemic. KL Rahul is the latest member to join the fight as the cricketer has decided to auction his Test, ODI, T20I jersey on Monday. He will also auction his 2019 World Cup bat and some other gears to raise funds for children.

The humanitarian gesture was announced by the cricketer on his 28th birthday and said that the money will be donated to the Aware Foundation, which looks towards helping children. He also urged the citizens to stay safe and remain indoors during this critical period.

England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler also auctioned his 2019 World Cup final shirt to raise funds for two hospitals. The shirt was sold for £65,100.

Meanwhile, in the fight against coronavirus, India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar made a contribution of Rs 50 lakhs. Among other Indian cricketers Suresh Raina donated Rs 52 lakh, while skipper Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma also contributed in the noble cause.

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