Bengaluru: India batsman KL Rahul has come forward to help vulnerable children. He has donated his cricket equipment to be auctioned and the money will go to a foundation which takes care of children.

Rahul said he has donated a bat which he used at ICC World Cup 2019, Test and limited-overs jerseys, pads, gloves and helmet. He said this in a video message posted on “The Bharat Army” (Team India supporters group) Twitter account.

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“I hope everyone is staying at home and staying safe. Since it is a special day (birthday) for me, me and Gully have decided to do something really sweet and something really special. I have decided to donate my cricket pads, my gloves, my helmet 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,” the 28-year-old Rahul said.

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“It’s a foundation that look at helping children. It is very special and I couldn’t pick a better day to do this. Go on check out the auction and show some love for me and for the children and let's stay strong together during this difficult time and we will come out of this stronger,” Rahul, who celebrated his birthday on April 18, added.

The bidding for Rahul's cricket equipment ends on April 25.