If you ever thought why cricket is called the gentleman’s game, then here’s one of the many hear-warming reasons.
New Zealand opener Tom Blundell, braved difficult conditions on Sunday, to score a ton against Australia. Although the 100 couldn’t help the visitor pull a win at MCG, but Blundell’s gesture won many hearts.
Tom Blundell… amazing – Test 💯 at the MCG using the Helping Hollie bat grip. 🙏
Thanks also Neil Wagner and Tim Southee for showing support. 👊
All profits to Hollie: https://t.co/dToZit7b4N #BoxingDayTest #AUSvNZL #cricketnation @BLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/8VTTPFJpKD— Players Sports (@PlayersSportsNZ) December 29, 2019
The New Zealand Opener after completing the 100 raised his bat with the handle pointing upwards. While many didn’t notice the same, but the celebration had a unique reason intact.
The 29-year-old’s bat featured a multi-coloured grip in support of six-year-old girl Hollie Beattie who suffers from neuroblastoma which is a rare form of cancer. Blundell is raising money by helping sell ‘Helping Hollie’ bat grips.
Read more at The Indian Express