In a touching gesture, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has volunteered to help Jacob Martin – the former Baroda cricketer – who has been in serious condition in hospital since December 28.
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.
“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 The Telegraph on Monday.
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.
Martin, who coached Baroda in the 2016-17 season, has two small daughters.
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