India batsman KL Rahul announced that he is auctioning the bat he used during the World Cup, Test, ODI and T20 jersey, batting gloves, helmet and pads to raise funds for vulnerable children.
In a video message on his birthday, Rahul said all proceeds from the auction will go to the Aware Foundation, who works for welfare of unprivileged children in India.
“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.”
“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.
Recently England’s wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler auctioned 2019 World Cup jersey to raise funds ( 65100 Pounds) to combat coronavirus pandemic. Indian cricketers, likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar also donated to help in India’s fight against coronavirus.