KL Rahul donates a whopping amount for ailing former cricketer Jacob Martin
Rahul's aided after Martin's wife had requested for more help after Jacob's discharge from the hospital was delayed.
Published - Feb 7, 2019 12:16 pm | Updated - Feb 7, 2019 12:16 pm
India batsman KL Rahul has seen the harsher side of the life of late, both on and off the field. While his bat has failed him repeatedly, his controversial appearance on a TV show with teammate Hardik Pandya has made things worse. The cricket authorities lifted the suspension that was imposed on the two cricketers in the wake of the ‘Koffee with Karan’ controversy and Rahul has returned to the 22 yards but hasn’t found his touch yet.
The 26-year-old though showed the other side of himself as a human being and donated a huge amount of money for the treatment of former India cricketer Jacob Martin who has been in a hospital in Baroda for over a month now following a life-threatening road accident.
Martin’s family acknowledged receiving the money from Rahul but hasn’t disclosed it to honour the donor’s wish. However, it was learnt that the opening batsman made the largest individual donation to the family in distress, Mumbai Mirror reported.
Rahul’s aid for Martin, who played 10 ODIs for India in 1999-2001, came a couple of days after it was reported by Mirror that former cricketer needed more money and his discharge from the hospital was delayed. He received aid from the BCCI besides Baroda Cricket Association and Chennai Super Kings besides personal contribution from former India captain Sourav Ganguly under whom Martin had played.
An emotional Martin thanked Rahul
The 46-year-old Martin became emotional while thanking his benefactors — cricketers from past and present — besides the board. “A big thanks to Rahul and everyone who has helped,” he was quoted as saying by the Mirror. Martin’s wife Khyati said that KL Rahul’s team contacted the family after reading about its monetary hardship in Mirror. “They asked about our immediate requirement and the money was transferred into our account the same day,” she said.