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KL Rahul's World Cup cricket gear helps raise nearly Rs 8 lakh

Published Apr 26, 2020, 11:21 am IST
Updated Apr 26, 2020, 11:23 am IST
Team India wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul. DC File Photo
 Team India wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul. DC File Photo

New Delhi: Indian batsman KL Rahul has raised almost Rs 8 lakh by auctioning his signed 2019 World Cup cricket kit to help vulnerable children.

On his 28th birthday, Rahul donated his personal cricketing equipment to the Bharat Army which auctioned the accessories to raise funds. The right-handed batsman's bat fetched the most as it was sold for Rs 2,64,228.

Among the other equipment, Rahul's helmet fetched Rs 1,22,677, his pads garnered Rs 33,028, his ODI jersey Rs 1,13,240, his T20 jersey for Rs 1,04,824, his Test jersey for Rs 1,32,774 and his gloves Rs 28,782.

All the proceeds will go to the Aware Foundation that provides for dispossessed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in India.

"It's a foundation that looks towards helping children. It is very special and I could not pick a better day to do this," Rahul had said.

The items in the auction, which started on Monday, included Rahul's signed 2019 World Cup bat, Test, ODI and T20 jersey, along with his helmet, batting gloves and pads.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi


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