Kedar Jadhav turns out to be a Good Samaritan on his 35th birthday
Debasis Sen: While most sportspersons prefer celebrating their birthdays with families and friends, India cricketer Kedar Jadhav decided to be part of some noble cause. The Pune born cricketer who turned 35 years on Thursday decided to donate blood at local Sahyadri Hospital.
Speaking about his gesture, the all rounder said, “It is a small gesture from me. I think everyone should contribute as much as they can in these tough times. Health Minister Mr Tope and Chief Minister Mr Uddhav Thackeray suggested that I should try to donate as much blood as possible and also encourage my friends and everyone I know, because we might need it in the coming future.”
“Everyone should take responsibility towards our countrymen in today’s troubled times we are facing and try to help each other.”
Kedar Jadhav has been an integral part of the Indian ODI team. His all round ability has been an asset for Virat Kohli and his team. Jadhav has so far scored 1389 runs in 73 matches apart from taking 27 wickets. His best bowling performance was against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in Dubai where he took 3 wickets for 23 runs. Jadhav has been plagued with injuries of late. A shoulder injury during IPL last season kept him out of the Play Offs. Kedar’s last outing was against the Kiwis during the recent tour to New Zealand. In the 2nd ODI he could only manage to score 7 runs as the Men in Blue ended up on the losing side.