In yet another inspiring gesture, World Cup-winning star Gautam Gambhir has pledged to bear the full expenses of the martyred police officer Abdul Rashid’s daughter. Rashid, an assistance sub-inspector, was killed in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, after militants fired at him, last week. As per media reports, Rashid received bullet injury in his abdomen and was rushed to district hospital but eventually succumbed to injuries.

In the past too, Gambhir openly came out to criticise the militant attacks and once again condemned the recently-occurred heinous act. Expressing his grief over the incident, Gambhir tweeted:“Zohra,I can’t put u 2 sleep wid a lullaby but I’ll help u 2 wake up 2 live ur dreams. Will support ur education 4 lifetime “

He further paid his tribute to the martyred police and wrote:“Zohra,plz don’t let those tears fall as i doubt even Mother Earth can take d weight of ur pain. Salutes to ur martyred dad ASI,Abdul Rashid.”

Earlier this year too, he had pledged to bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

“On Wednesday morning, I picked up newspapers and saw gut-wrenching pictures of the daughters of two CRPF men killed in the latest attacks. One was saluting her martyred father while in the other picture, the howling young woman was being consoled by her relative,” he had written in his column for Hindustan Times at that time.

Recently, he also opened a community kitchen in Delhi through the Gautam Gambhir Foundation.

Playing career:

Gambhir’s career with Team India is totally off the track now. The southpaw made a sensational return to the team last year but failure to make the limited-chances count soon saw him getting dropped and he is still waiting for a recall from the national selectors. So far, Gambhir has represented India in 58 Tests and 147 ODIs, scoring over 9000 runs with the help of 20 centuries and 56 half-centuries. He has also played 37 T20Is and has scored 932 runs including 7 fifties.