[caption id="attachment_793637" align="alignnone" width="759"]<img class="size-full wp-image-793637" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ganguly.jpg" alt="" width="759" height="422" /> Former India captain Sourav Ganguly.[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In a touching gesture, former India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sourav-ganguly/">Sourav Ganguly</a> has volunteered to help <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jacob-martin/">Jacob Martin</a> the former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/baroda">Baroda</a> cricketer who has been in serious condition in hospital since December 28. <p></p> <p></p>Martin s wife Khyati Martin recently wrote a letter to the BCCI to seek financial help for her husband who is currently on the ventilator after sustaining injuries to his lungs and liver in a freak road accident. His daily expenses amount to Rs 70,000. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI immediately credited Rs 5 lakh, while Martin s state association <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bca">Baroda Cricket Association</a> (BCA) sanctioned Rs 2.7 lakh. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/in-critical-condition-baroda-cricketer-jacob-martins-wife-seeks-bccis-help-for-more-funds-793341">In critical condition, Baroda cricketer Jacob Martin s wife seeks financial help from BCCI</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Martin and I have been teammates and I remember him as a quiet, introvert-type of person. While praying for Martin's speedy recovery, I'd like his family to know that they don't stand alone," Ganguly was quoted as saying by <em>The Telegraph</em> on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>Former BCCI and BCA secretary <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sanjay-patel">Sanjay Patel</a> was among the first one to help Jacob's family. He also received assurance of help from Team India head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a>, while former India cricketers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/zaheer-khan/">Zaheer Khan</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/irfan-pathan/">Irfan Pathan</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yusuf-pathan/">Yusuf Pathan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/munaf-patel/">Munaf Patel</a> have volunteered to help Martin's family. <p></p> <p></p>"It's overwhelming that Zaheer Khan, Yusuf and Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Sourav and Ravi, among others, have come forward to extend a helping hand in this time of distress for Martin's family," Patel said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/former-india-cricketer-jacob-martin-suffers-severe-accident-undergoing-treatment-in-hospital-789181">Former India cricketer Jacob Martin suffers severe accident, undergoing treatment in hospital</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Martin, who played 10 ODIs, made his debut for India in September 1999 when Ganguly was leading the side. The 46-year-old scored 158 runs at 22.57 while playing five games under Ganguly's leadership and another five under Sachin Tendulkar's leadership. <p></p> <p></p>Martin, who coached Baroda in the 2016-17 season, has two small daughters.