India vs Australia: Virat Kohli’s pink bat in Sydney for cancer awareness

first_imgVirat Kohli showed his support to Pink Test and breast cancer awareness as he came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the fourth and final Test against Australia on Thursday. Every year, Australia’s New Year Test is the Pink Test and they raise funds for McGrath Foundation that works towards breast cancer awareness and aid.SCG hosted its first Pink Test way back in 2009 when Australia played South Africa. For the last 10 years, Australia have continued the tradition and the team was photographed in their Baggy Pink’s to preview the Test.On Thursday, Kohli walked out to bat after Mayank Agarwal fell for his Test-best score of 77 and his bat had a pink MRF sticker, pink handle and pink goves as the Indian captain supported the Pink Test and its cause in his own way.India skipper Virat Kohli showing his support for the #PinkTest @McGrathFdn #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019India vs Australia 4th Test in Sydney: Live Cricket ScoreThe Pink Test saw a sea of pink at the SCG – from the wickets to the boundary lines, everything was pink in support of a noble cause of breast cancer support in honour of former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath’s wife Jane McGrath.The Australian Men’s Cricket Team donned their Baggy Pink’s today to help preview the Domain Pink Test, all in the name of raising much needed funds for the @McGrathFdn #itsyourpinktest #mcgrathfoundation Australia (@CricketAus) January 2, 2019Both Indian and Australian cricket teams also wore black armbands on Thursday in memory of Ramakant Achrekar and Bill Watson, respectively.The Indian cricket team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood coach Achrekar, whose family confirmed on Wednesday that he had passed away due to old age-related ailments.Tendulkar, in a statement, said his late coach’s contribution to his life and career cannot be captured in words.”Cricket in heaven will be enriched with his presence. Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar sir. Like many of his students, I learned my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance,” Tendulkar said.”His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on. Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times.”Achrekar sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual. Well played Sir and may you coach more wherever you are.”The Australian cricket team were honouring former Australia and New South Wales batsman Bill Watson, who passed away recently aged 87.Also Read | Mayank Agarwal scores career-best 77, his 2nd fifty in as many TestAlso Read | KL Rahul trolled on social media after falling cheaply againAlso Read | KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav back in playing XI for Sydney Test, make history for IndiaAlso Read | Team India pay tribute to deceased Ramakant Achrekar at SCGlast_img

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