Team India star batsman KL Rahul is auctioning his cricketing equipment to raise funds for vulnerable children.
In a video message posted by Bharat Army on Twitter, Rahul revealed that all proceeds from the auction will go to the Aware Foundation, which works to provide dispossessed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in India the right to education.
“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.”
The items up for auction, which started on Monday, includes Rahul’s signed 2019 World Cup bat, his Test, ODI and T20 jerseys along with his batting gloves, helmet and pads.
“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.
To mark his 28th Birthday @GullyLiveFast brand ambassador @klrahul11 has kindly donated to Bharat Army his personal cricketing equipment including: Helmet, Bat, Pads, Gloves as well as his Test, ODI and T20 #TeamIndia match worn Jersey’s!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) April 18, 2020
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