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PIX: Team India show their support for McGrath Foundation

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January 05, 2019 10:21 IST
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'So touching to see the #indiancricketteam being not just amazing on field, but also off. Fantastic supporters.'

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli of India presents his pink cap to former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath to support the McGrath Foundation on Pink Day during day three of the Sydney Test match. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Doing their bit to raise funds for his foundation, India's cricketers on Saturday presented Glenn McGrath signed pink caps, while many donned attires of the same colour in memory of the former Australian pacer's late wife Jane.

 

For the last 10 years, Australia have continued the tradition of hosting the Pink Test in the beginning of a new year to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, which works towards breast cancer awareness and aid. McGrath's wife passed away in 2008 from breast cancer aged 42.

Showing his solidarity for the noble cause, India captain Virat Kohli had added a dash of pink to his batting gear - gloves and pads.

"So touching to see the #indiancricketteam being not just amazing on field, but also off. Fantastic supporters," McGrath Foundation wrote on its twitter handle.

IMAGE: Rishabh Pant presents his pink cap to Glenn McGrath. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The McGrath Foundation is seeking to raise as much funds as possible before stumps on day five of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia.

One of cricket's greatest fast bowlers, McGrath also received the baggy pink caps from Tim Paine and his Australian team on the Jane McGrath day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

"The touching moment when the Aussies handover their Baggy Pinks to the McGrath family," the foundation tweeted.

"Together, we can make a difference' couldn't be any more appropriate! Thank you @CricketAus for what will be another amazing Jane McGrath Day!"

IMAGE: A McGrath Foundation banner is displayed in front of the members pavilion at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A McGrath Foundation banner was displayed in front of the members pavilion ahead of play on the third day at the SCG.

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