Tendulkar's 2003 World Cup jersey to be auctioned

Sachin Tendulkar in action during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa Getty Images

Ahmedabad: May 13, 2011

Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated his 2003 World Cup t-shirt to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which would be auctioned to raise funds for the state’s ‘Save Girl Child’ programme.

The blue t-shirt, with Tendulkar’s name and number ’10’ written on it, was handed over to Modi yesterday by Atul Bedade, former cricket player and Sachin’s close friend.

“Sachin has given his t-shirt from the 2003 World Cup to be used for charity,” Bedade told PTI. Sources in the Chief Minister’s office said that funds raised by auctioning the t-shirt would be used for the ‘Save The Girl Child’ programme’.

Modi auctions the gifts he receives, and uses the funds for girl child welfare programmes. Such auctions generated over Rs 1.25 crore last year.