Indian wheelchair cricket team successfully completed its first international tour, winning a three-match series in Bangladesh, after cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar donated nearly ₹4.5 lakh. It was their dream to wear the national jersey but they also needed a dream merchant.A month back, 36-year-old Pradeep Raj, who is the secretary of the Wheelchair Cricket India (WCI), was trying to raise funds to the tune of Rs 6.5 lakh so that the Indian team could travel to Bangladesh for a bilateral series.It was then the idea of writing to Tendulkar crossed his mind.“Despite my best efforts, I could only get only one sponsor, who gave Rs 2 lakh. I had knocked many doors for our wheelchair team but to no avail. I had Sachin sir’s email address as during my days as a para-athlete (he was a cricketer and then a para TT player), I had e-mailed him. This time also I mailed Sachin sir asking for help,” Raj told to medias. Sachin's office responded to his e-mail within three days and raised funds, which facilitated travel arrangements and a ₹10,000 fee for each of the 19 players.
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