The 46-year-old has been on a ventilator after suffering lung and liver injuries. Martin’s wife had appealed to the BCCI for help. The board acted promptly and sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for Martin’s treatment.
And now, Pandya, who is the older brother of cricketer Hardik Pandya, has offered a blank cheque to the Martin family, requesting them to withdraw as much as they need. He left the cheque with former Baroda Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Patel, who was one of the first persons to come forward in Martin's aid. The Association has sanctioning a sum of Rs 3 lakh.
Sourav Ganguly, who was captain of the team when Martin made his debut, also made a bank transfer in favour of Martin.
In fact, after the Martin's wife's appeals to BCCI, the apex body has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh in favour of Martin's treatment.
The approximate cost of Martin's treatment is Rs 70,00 0 a day. Many including Irfan and Yusuf Pathan, Munaf Patel and Zaheer Khan have come forward to help Martin.
According to a report in The Telegraph, Pandya said to Patel that the family could write down any amount on the cheque as long as it is not less than Rs. 1 lakh.
Meanwhile, social media was very supportive of all those coming out in aid of the ailing former cricketer.
What Krunal Pandya did for hospitalized Jacob Martin will surely amaze you https://t.co/xID1a2GrT6— Vishal (@vishallovesall) January 22, 2019
Hats off to Krunal Pandya for giving a blank cheque to ailing former cricketer Jacob Martin's family asking them to fill any amount, after Sourav Ganguly and others came forward to help Martin who met with a serious accident. God bless Krunal and we need more such good people— DrA JaganMohanReddy (@Jaganmo05121164) January 22, 2019
@krunalpanya24 has a really big heart— Arnab Bhowal (@ArnabBhowal) January 22, 2019
Blank Cheque From Krunal Pandya For Ex-India Player Jacob Martin, Who Is Battling For Life https://t.co/E9AbVdM9gc