A day after India wicketkeeper KL Rahul turned 28, the Karnataka-born flaunted his basketball skills on Monday while staying indoors amid the coronavirus lockdown. In the video, he takes a shot and successfully manages a basket. It was a near-perfect shot, just goes to show he is a man with many skills. Also Read - Coronavirus a Living Organism, Has Right to Live: Ex-Uttarakhand CM Trolled on Twitter For His Bizarre Remark
The cricketer took to Instagram to give his fans a glimpse of his quarantine days. He captioned the post as, “Lock the target, take the shot #beenawhile.” Also Read - Sputnik V Cost: Rs 948+GST For Imported Dose; Price May Dip Once Local Supply Begins in India
On his birthday, the cricketer put his bat and gloves up for auctions to raise funds to fight the pandemic.
“I have decided to donate my cricket pads, my gloves, helmets and some of my jerseys to our collaboration partner Bharat Army. They are going to auction these things out and the funds will go towards the Aware Foundation,” Rahul said. “It’s a foundation that look towards helping children. It is very special and I couldn’t pick a better day to do this.”
Earlier, Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain Mushfiqur Rahim did the same to raise money for the poor affected by ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This is the same bat with which Rahim scored his maiden Test double-century, against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2013 for which he was given Player of the match award.