Indian cricketer KL Rahul donated his man-of-the-match cash award to Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary (BMAD). While speaking to his friend and animal rights activist Shravan Krishnan, he promised that he would donate his cash award to animal welfare, the next time he received the man of the match award.
On 17th January, in the second ODI against Australia, Rahul played phenomenally and bagged the man of the match award. He not only donated the cash award, but doubled the amount.
The dispensary operates as an outreach programme for animal welfare at the Theosophical Society and Shravan is the coordinator there. Shravan and Rahul met each other on the field, they had also attended South Zone camps together.
BMAD specialises I medical care for animals, animal rescue, disaster aid for animals and vaccination programs. Shravan says the money will be used to cover the cost for these activities.
While speaking to The News Minute, Shravan said, “It’s quite an amazing feeling to get support from your close friends for the work you do. KL Rahul and I have been friends for close to 12 years, right from our U-17 state cricket days. KL was one of the most talented and hard-working cricketers from our batch and deservedly gone on to achieve much bigger things in cricket. After receiving the Man of the match against Australia in the second ODI, he promised to donate his cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to BMAD.”