Jacob Martin’s family confirmed receiving enormous funds from Rahul, but refused to disclose the amount as per the latter’s wishes. @ AFP/Twitter

KL Rahul has been in the news for all the wrong reasons be it on or off the field. His performance with the bat has reached a new low and adding to the insurmountable problems was his appearance with team-mate Hardik Pandya on a popular television show in which the duo passed sexist comments against women. Rahul and Pandya then receive temporary suspensions from the BCCI which was revoked pending enquiry.

Recently, a case was registered against Rahul and Pandya in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. In a bid to put him in a positive space, Karnataka batsman Rahul has donated a hefty sum of money to ailing Baroda cricketer Jacob Martin, who has been in hospital since December 28 following a serious accident which seriously injured his lungs and liver.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror on Thursday, Martin’s family confirmed receiving enormous funds from Rahul, but refused to disclose the amount as per the latter’s wishes. According to sources, Rahul’s was the largest individual donation Martin’s family has received. (ALSO READ: Krunal Pandya sends blank cheque to help hospitalised Baroda cricketer Jacob Martin)

The 46-year-old Martin, who has played 10 ODIs from 1999 to 2001 and guided Baroda to Ranji Trophy victory in the 2000-01 season, had received Rs 3 lakh from Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and financial assistance Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) and the BCCI.

“A big thanks to Rahul and everyone who has helped,” Jacob Martin was quoted as saying in the report.

“They asked about our immediate requirement and the money was transferred into our account the same day,” Jacob’s wife Khyati said. (ALSO READ: I am pleading with people of this country to make a generous contribution: Jacob Martin’s wife)

Martin can’t wait to leave the hospital. Last week, he was almost on the verge of getting discharged when sudden complications arose and hospital authorities have advised him to remain for another week.

“The body is reacting very well to treatment and I am now in a stable condition. I am hoping to be home in a couple of days and I want return to the ground. I can’t wait for it, I just want to get back to cricket,” he said.