KL Rahul has been India’s one of the more consistent players across formats in recent times. He has been a smart cricketer and has approached his innings as per the need of the hour. These skills have landed him a spot as Lucknow‘s captain in the upcoming season of the Indian T20 League. But, Rahul is much more than just a player on the field.
The Indian batter’s work off the field has also been worth paying attention to. He recently contributed 31 lakhs for a child with a rare blood disorder. Varad Nalawade, class fifth student suffered from Aplastic Anemia and required a bone marrow transplant. He was under a hematologist’s treatment in Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital.
Varad’s platelet count was low, and his immune system was failing. According to reports, bone marrow transplant was the family’s last option for saving their child’s life. Varad’s parents ran out of money, and his father was obliged to liquidate his provident fund in order to meet growing medical expenses. According to sources, Varad’s parents, insurance agent Sachin Nalawade and homemaker Swapna Jha, launched a fundraising campaign on GiveIndia to raise the Rs. 35 lakhs required for their son’s treatment. As soon as Rahul’s team learned more, they approached Varad’s parents.
KL Rahul also opened up on this subject and expressed happiness that he was able to help the young boy. “When I came to know about Varadx’s condition, my team got in touch with GiveIndia so that we can help him in any way we could. I am glad that the surgery was successful, and he is doing well. I hope Varad gets back on his feet at the earliest and goes on to achieve his dream,” he said.
Varad’s mother praised KL Rahul for his invaluable assistance. She claimed that if it hadn’t been for Rahul, it would have been tough to save her child. “Without Rahul’s help, it would have been impossible to rescue my kid and provide him bone marrow transplant in such a short period,” she said.