'Put him in touch with me': Shaadi.Com CEO Anupam Mittal extends helping hand to Nepal cricketer amid Asia Cup
Lalit Rajbanshi was part of Nepal's Asia Cup 2023 squad and he was quoted saying, "I've bat to play in nets, but I don't have a suitable one for international matches."-
Shaadi.Com CEO and Shark Tank India judge Anupam Mittal on Wednesday came to rescue a Nepal Cricketer who was struggling through a financial crisis. A Twitter page named ICC Asia Cricket stated that Nepal cricketer Lalit Rajbanshi has been facing financial crisis and he is not even able to buy his own cricket kit and bat. Notably, Lalit Rajbanshi was part of Nepal's Asia Cup 2023 squad and he was quoted saying, "I've bat to play in nets, but I don't have a suitable one for international matches. During actual games, I rely on my teammates bats & they lend me their bats. I mostly use Kushal Bhurtel bat." This statement and tweet by ICC Asia Cricket caught the eyes of Anupam Mittal who requested the social media users to put the cricketer in touch with him so that he can help him.
Anupam Mittal wrote, "Pls put him in touch with me, can try & help him with his kit." This gesture by Shaadi.Com CEO earned him massive praise on social media as netizens expressed their gratitude for extending his helping hand. A user wrote, "My favourite Shark for a reason." One more user wrote, "This is the essence of camaraderie in sports! The bond among teammates extends beyond the field, and their willingness to support each other, like sharing bats, is a testament to their unity and dedication to the game." Another user wrote, "I can make that happen , i have texted you on instagram , couldn't text on X due to you privacy settings."
Pls put him in touch with me, can try & help him with his kit 🏏 https://t.co/hGlDR4m0nc— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) September 13, 2023
It is pertinent to mention here that it is not the first time a cricketer has publically came out and addressed his financial woes. Zimbabwean international cricketer Ryan Burl shared a post on Twitter that got the fans talking about it. Burl pouted out an emotional plea asking for help from sponsors as he shared a photo of his shoes. Burl said he has to glue a pair of shoes after every series due to lack of funds. After Burl's tweet went viral on social media, PUMA came to the rescue and signed him under their banner.