Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has tried doing his bit for the Glenn McGrath Foundation in the opening day of the Sydney Test. The SCG Test is being seen as the ‘Pink Test’ and Sachin contributed his bit by gifting his India Test jersey which will be auctioned by the ‘McGrath Foundation’. McGrath who is a part of the commentary team of Sony Sports Network in Mumbai spoke extensively about what his foundation is all about and thanked Sachin for his participation as well.
Sachin Tendulkar Supports McGrath Foundation
Taking it to Twitter, Tendulkar shared a picture with the former Australian pacer, with both holding the autographed jersey.
“Happy to lend my support to @McGrathFdn’s noble efforts during the #PinkTest to help patients dealing with breast cancer. It was wonderful meeting Glenn McGrath after long. My best wishes to him, his team & especially the nurses who are the backbone of this initiative,” wrote Tendulkar while giving his best wishes to Mcgrath.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 6, 2021
The Sydney Test at the New Year’s Eve is known as ‘Pink Test’ as it majorly raises funds for the McGrath Foundation. It’s a breast cancer charity formed by the former Australia pacer in memory of his late wife Jane.
McGrath has asked people from across Australia to show their support for people with breast cancer by buying virtual Pink Seats.
“The Pink Test has become a national phenomenon and we always look forward to seeing people pinking up with our bandanas to help bathe the SCG in pink as a symbolic show of support for those experiencing breast cancer and raising much-needed funds for the McGrath Foundation. But the reality is the Pink Test will look a little bit different this year. There will be less people in the crowd and sadly, we won’t have our much-loved volunteers on the ground collecting donations,” McGrath said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Australia finished day 1 of the third Test against India on 166 for 2 after rains played spoilsport for more than two hours in the morning session. A total of 55 overs were bowled within the day’s play as the teams gave it all on the first day of the third Test. This happened after Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. Steve Smith (31*) and Marnus Labuschagne (67*) were unbeaten at stumps.