HYDERABAD, 13 MAY-2014, PTI: A host of Sunrisers Hyderabad players, including captain Shikhar Dhawan, joined cancer combating kids and played ‘Sunrisers – Juvenile Cancer Patients’ cricket match at Apollo Cancer Hospital at Jubilee Hills here on Tuesday.
Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma were the other players who were present on the occasion. They interacted with the cancer-stricken kids.
Dhawan said, “These children are the true heroes as they have taken the challenge to fight this dreadful disease.”
“We take on the challenge in cricket ground only on the day of the match, but these children have taken the challenge of their life on a day-to-day to basis and are fighting bravely,” Sammy said.
“The never say die attitude of these kids taught us a lesson or two, they are our true idols and we need to emulate the strength of their solid character in an adverse phase of their lives. Their fortitude will ensure that these kids will hit cancer for a six,” South African speedster Steyn said in a release.