KL Rahul Joins The Battle Against COVID-19, Donates Memorabilia To Raise Funds
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KL Rahul Joins The Battle Against COVID-19, Donates Memorabilia To Raise Funds

India’s new wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs setup, KL Rahul is auctioning the bat he used during the World Cup last year and other memorabilia to raise funds for vulnerable children. KL Rahul said all proceeds from the auction would go to the Aware Foundation, that works to provide dispossessed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in India.

The items up for auction, which started on Monday, includes Rahul’s signed 2019 World Cup bat, Test, ODI and T20 jersey along with his batting gloves, helmet and pads. In India, more than 17,000 people have been infected with 543 deaths reported as on April 20.

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In a video message posted on Twitter on his birthday, Rahul said all proceeds from the auction will go to the Aware Foundation, that works to provide dispossessed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in India the right to education.

KL Rahul Donates Cricket Memorabilia To Combat COVID-19

“I have decided to donate my cricket pads, my gloves, helmets and some of my jerseys to our collaboration partner Bharat Army. They are going to auction these things out and the funds will go towards the Aware Foundation,” Rahul said. “It’s a foundation that look towards helping children. It is very special and I couldn’t pick a better day to do this,” he added.

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KL Rahul will lead the side. (Credits – Twitter)

“Go on check out the auction and show some love for me and the children and let’s stay strong together during this difficult time and all of us will come out of this stronger,” Rahul said.

Indian Cricketing Fraternity Joins Hands To Eliminate Coronavirus

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Prior to this, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, former Indian cricketers, Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar, the BCCI, and some more cricketers have also donated money to combat the pandemic. Talking about women cricketers, 16-year old, Richa Ghosh and India’s new find in the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Poonam Yadav have also donated money to fight for the elimination of the virus. Mithali Raj joined the fight to eliminate the coronavirus pandemic from India by donating INR 10 lakh.

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