Ravichandran Ashwin comes up with great act of humanity for an ardent follower
Ashwin is not a part of the series but that did not stop him from providing a helping hand to his fan.
Updated - Sep 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came up with a heartwarming gesture towards one of his most ardent followers. The bowler from Chennai made sure that the fan got to see the first ODI between India and Australia live from the stands of the M.A Chidambaram Stadium. Not only that but Ashwin gave him the privilege of catching the Indians and the Aussies go head to head from the hospitality box.
Ashwin is not a part of the series but that did not stop him from providing a helping hand to his fan. P. Venkateshan, one his of biggest fans, is suffering from a kidney ailment and has a poor health condition. He will undergo a transplant surgery in November this year with his sister ready to donate her kidney to him.
Speaking about Ashwin’s help to TOI, the 43-year-old Venkateshan said “I have only viewed from the galleries. Thanks to the efforts taken by Ashwin’s management team, I am watching the game from the hospitality box. For someone like me it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. I will never ever forget the courtesy extended by Ashwin,”.
Speaking of the same, Ashwin said “we are definitely not doing this for publicity. It is the part of our endeavor at The Ashwin Foundation to put a smile on faces. Every request or friendly demand cannot be met with a positive response but we do the best we can. Venkat is a genuine cricket lover and this is the least we could do for him.”
Ashwin is currently in England playing county cricket for English County Club Worcestershire. The bowler picked up 3 wickets on his debut and marked the beginning with a stellar performance. Ashwin has been kept out of the Australia series deliberately as the BCCI wants to give him time to hone his skills outside the borders of the country where his performance has not been up to the mark.