Steve Waugh Donates Rs. 1.86 Lakh To Physically Challenged Cricketers In India
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Steve Waugh Donates Rs. 1.86 Lakh To Physically Challenged Cricketers In India

Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh. Credits - AP

Test great Steve Waugh, touched by the way physically challenged cricketers in India approached life, has raised a big sum for them. Post-retirement, one of the greatest Test captain Steve Waugh, is known for doing philanthropic activities. He had opened up charitable organisational named the ‘Steve Waugh Foundation’.

Under the foundation, the team in focused to improve the quality of life for children and young people living with rare diseases in a holistic manner. His foundation works with the believe that no one needs to stand alone as the team stands to be with the people who need the most support.

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Steve Waugh (Credits – Getty)

‘Steve Waugh described them as not being physically challenged but enabled in every way’

Harley Medcalf, manager to Waugh said, they had started a campaign in Australia to support the physically challenged cricketers in India. He said Waugh was impressed with the way these cricketers approached life. According to Medcalf, Waugh described them as enable in every way.

“I was travelling to India in January with Steve Waugh where we met a group of physically challenged cricketers in Delhi. I was so impressed by how they approach life, the way they play their cricket and how passionate and enthusiastic they were. Steve described them as not being physically challenged but instead enabled in every way. That was an apt description. They play tough and hard. They have a pretty strong approach to the game, which was impressive,” Medcalf told Mid-Day.

Steve Waugh, 2019 World Cup
Steve Waugh feels a few smart minds are required in the Australia’s backroom staff. Image Courtesy: Getty

Waugh retired with over 17000 international runs to his name and a stupendous Test captaincy record. He has done notable charity work in India, well-known through his patronage of the Udayan Children’s Home at Barrackpore on the outskirts of Kolkata.