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Shane Watson pledges to raise money for charity during the World Cup

Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

Sydney, January 27 (IANS) Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease (MND).

Watson has pledged to donate $200 for every boundary he hits, $300 for each six and the same amount per a wicket, reports news.com.au.

“No extra motivation is needed during a World Cup but this certainly provides it, to know that every time I find the middle of the bat and score runs, means I continue to raise money for such an important cause,” he said.

The 33-year-old said he was inspired by MND sufferer and founder of Cure 4 MND, Dr Ian Davis, whom he met a few months ago.

“From that day onwards, (I was) blown away by Ian's courage and how tireless he's working to try and make a difference,” he said.

“After talking to him I realised this was a way I could have some impact in a world-renowned tournament so hopefully we can continue to get (the message) out there.”

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