Indian cricket team has donated match fee to the National Defence Fund which will use the amount for taking care of the dependents of Pulwama attack martyrs. At the time of toss during 3rd ODI match between India and Australia at Ranchi, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that players will donate their match of today’s game to the NDF.
“All the players in the team have decided to donate their match fees of this particular game to the national defence fund,” Kohli said at the toss.
Virat Kohli urged people to donate money as well whatever they can for the families and children of martyrs.
“And I as the captain of the team would urge everyone in the country to do the same donate how much ever they can to the national defence fund and helping the education and well being of the families and the children of those who lost life in the attacks.”
Team India wore camouflage caps during this third One-Day international to pay tribute to Pulwama Terror attack martyrs and their families. Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni presents the camouflage cap to Indian cricket team.
Men In Blue won toss and chose to bowl first. Match fee for playing an ODI match is 6 Lakh rupees and only the players who are in the playing lineup, receive the match fee. Hence all cricketers playing today’s ODI, donate their match fee for the noble cause.
India’s playing XI
Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli (c), Rayudu, Shankar, Jadhav, Dhoni (wk), Jadeja, Kuldeep, Shami, Bumrah.
These 11 cricketers to donate 66 lakh INR (approx 93,360 USD, 72,080 Pound Sterling) to national defence fund.