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Krunal Pandya gives blank cheque to help ailing Indian cricketer Jacob Martin

Jose Thomas
ANALYST
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22 Jan 2019, 11:18 IST

A great gesture from Krunal Pandya
A great gesture from Krunal Pandya

Over the last one week, the whole cricket fraternity has come forward to help the ailing Jacob Martin, a former cricketer who has represented India and Baroda at senior level, who is currently on ventilator support after injuring his lungs and liver following a serious accident on December 28.

Also read: Former India batsman Jacob Martin on life support

After his family sought help from cricket fraternity to help raise funds for his treatment, former secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Baroda Cricket Association, Sanjay Patel, has taken charge of facilitating all the help for Martin's family. Since then, a lot of support has been coming his way as the BCA, BCCI have been helping out Martin and cricketers, both former and current, have come out to help him recover completely.

A day after former India captain Sourav Ganguly has extended his support for his former teammate, Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya has come out to help Martin. Krunal, who has played a handful of T20Is for India, has left a blank cheque with Patel and asked him to fill with whatever he wants to help Martin.

"Sir, please fill up whatever is needed, but nothing less than Rs 1 lakh," Krunal told Patel, as quoted by The Telegraph.

Also read: Sourav Ganguly provides support to hospitalized former Indian teammate Jacob Martin

Apart from Ganguly and Krunal, the likes of Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Yusuf Pathan etc. have come together to help Martin's family. It has been reported that Indian coach Ravi Shastri has assured Sanjay Patel for all sorts of help for Martin's family.

"Martin's family was in a dilemma, whether to appeal for help or not. Today, the situation is such that they don't have to ask, members from the fraternity are asking about the amount to transfer," he added.

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