Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir announced on Friday that he would donate his man of the match prize money to the families of CRPF personnel martyred in the brazen Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma. Gambhir was declared player of the match due to his match-winning half-century against the Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
Earlier in the day, Gambhir had also announced that he would bear the education expenses of the children of slain jawans.
Pledging his support to the families of the martyrs, Gambhir took to twitter to announce that his foundation will take care of the education expenses of the martrys' children.
"The Gautam Gambhir Foundation will take care of the entire education expenses of the children of these martyrs," Gambhir announced on his twitter page. "The quantum of losing a dear one while serving the country can never ever be compared to losing a cricket match. "I picked up newspapers and saw gut-wrenching pictures of the daughters of 2 CRPF men killed in the latest attacks," the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper further tweeted.
In one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in Chattisgarh in recent past, 26 CRPF personnel of the 74th battalion were killed in an ambush by Maoists on Monday. Kolkata Knight Riders team members had worn black arm bands during their last IPL game on Wednesday as a mark of respect for the martyred security personnel.