Mumbai: Indian international Rudra Pratap Singh recently came forward to help a cricketer who is suffering from kidney failure.
The cricketer Aditya Pathak, a 25 year old boy from Kanpur is admitted to a hospital fighting for his life.
With the family not financially sound, they were forced to sell the house to fund the expenses, for the treatment. Now, RP Singh’s help will definitely bring relief in the hearts of the patient’s family members.
Pathak, who has played at the U-16 Polly Umrigar Trophy, reportedly faced kidney failure for the first time in the year 2009, which was cured as the family members were able to bear the expenses.
However, with the family’s financial condition not good, RP Singh’s contribution will help to carry on the treatment of Aditya, as he looks to return to leading a normal life again.
The fast bowler reportedly came to know about Aditya through a newspaper article, after which he put out his helping hand.
The world T-20 winner not only helped the young man but also encouraged others to come forward to aid the ailing man, through social media.
Using Twitter as a platform, he wrote, ” I request you to pl donate whatever amount you can for our jr. colleague Aditya Pathak for his kidney transplant. Every little step counts.”
This kind gesture from the cricketer won hearts of the fans, as people worldwide came forward to donate for the noble cause.
There were also earlier instances, when cricketers had come forward to support a person in need.
The most notable among them is Sachin Tendulkar, who came forward to pay the full operation fees of Dalbir Singh Gill. When Dalbir, then an U-17 cricketer met with a road accident, the family did not have money to pay full expense of the operation. Dalbir’s mother finding no other way, ended up calling the cricketing God, who willingly paid the full expense.
Shoaib Akhtar is another example, who once saved a young boy from meeting a road accident. The speedster was signing few autographs at the Gabba, after an India – Pakistan match, when he saw a nine year old boy fall into the road. He sprinted forward and plucked the boy out of thin air, just touching distance away from a taxi.