Top 10 most charitable cricketers of the world
These are just 10 of them but there may be other ones who are putting in an effort to contribute to charity as well.
Updated - Sep 16, 2019 1:15 pm
In the world of sport, there is a lot of money. Cricketers, in particular, earn quite a bit throughout their careers. Hence, there are a lot of them who love giving back to the society. A lot of cricketers, present and former, believe in charity.
In fact, Steve Waugh once said, “If you don’t help people who are in need, it’s just not cricket.” The senior Waugh himself implements that and there are a lot of star players who do the same as well. Some have started it because of their own life experiences and some out of their own interest.
Hence, here we bring to you a list of cricketers who seem the most charitable. These are just 10 of them but there may be other ones who are putting in an effort to contribute to charity as well.
1. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath is arguably the greatest fast bowler Australia has ever produced. He long held the record for most wickets (563) by a fast bowler in Test cricket before James Anderson broke it last year. He did well in white-ball cricket too and was the flag-bearer of Australia’s formidable bowling attack through the late 1990s and 2000s.
The New South Wales pacer bid adieu to the game in 2007. However, even before he retired, McGrath had started the McGrath Foundation. It was formed as a support for breast cancer and its education in Australia. McGrath’s wife Jane had been diagnosed with the same in the early 2000s. She got treatment but was re-diagnosed in 2003. Hence, that led to the creation of the organisation in 2005.
Jane died in June 2008 and since then McGrath has been an active participant working with the organisation and raising funds all around Australia for cancer patients. They try to provide the best facilities for breast cancer patient and try to educate them on the same as well.