4 times cricketers dedicated their victories to certain calamities
There are two issues that are filling up most of the space on both the print as well as the broadcast medium: sport and devastation.
In the former, India are experiencing delight with the cricket team winning the Test match at Nottingham and the others winning medals at a canter in the Asian Games. In the latter, however, there is sadness as Kerala continues to battle its way out of the ravaging floods that have disrupted its normal life completely.
In the past, Indian sportspersons have been kind enough to come forward and help victims in need and yet another example of that was seen on Wednesday when the Indian cricket team decided to give away its full match fees to the victims of the flood disaster in the southern state following its thumping win over England at Nottingham.
Here's a look at that and other instances when either a player or the team as a whole dedicated or contributed to a larger cause:
When the Indian team donated their entire match fee to the Kerala flood victims
On Wednesday, India completed only their seventh win on English soil when they thumped the hosts by 203 runs at Trent Bridge. At the post-match presentation, skipper Virat Kohli dedicated the triumph to the folks of Kerala, whose normal life had gone for a toss following the maddening downpour all across the state.
After the game had been completed, Kohli and the rest of the team also decided to donate the entire match fee to the victims of the flood, thereby doing their bit in helping the needy.