Former Indian cricketer Jacob Martin is admitted in a Vadodara hospital and on life help after he met with an accident on 28 December. He’s on a ventilator after the accident brought about accidents to his lungs and liver.
After Martin’s household appealed to the BCCI for assist, the cricket fraternity together with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly have come collectively to help and guaranteed all assist doable to the household.
The highest board has sanctioned INR 5 lakhs whereas the Baroda Cricket Affiliation – for whom Martin gained the Ranji trophy – additionally come ahead and sanctioned Rs three lakhs.
Martin who made his India debut underneath Ganguly in September 1999 has performed ten ODIs for India. When requested concerning the Martin, Ganguly mentioned, “Martin and I’ve been teammates and I bear in mind him as a quiet, introvert-type of particular person. Whereas praying for Martin’s speedy restoration, I’d like his household to know that they don’t stand alone”.
Former Baroda Cricket Affiliation secretary Sanjay Patel was among the many first to assist the household. He contacted pals within the cricket fraternity requesting for assist.
As per a report, Patel additionally acquired assurance from Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, and former Indian cricketer Munaf Patel have additionally come ahead to assist Martin’s household.
“It’s overwhelming that Zaheer Khan, Yusuf and Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Sourav, and Ravi, amongst others, have come ahead to increase a serving to hand on this time of misery for Martin’s household,” Patel mentioned.
Martin performed 5 video games underneath Ganguly’s captaincy and one other 5 underneath Sachin Tendulkar. He performed 138 First-class matches scoring 9192 runs. He additionally performed for the Railways and Baroda – main them to their first Ranji title in 2000-2001.