Bhaichung thanks Yuvraj for standing by earthquake victims

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2012, 21:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Bhaichung Bhutia expressed his gratitude towards star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for standing by victims who were affected by earthquake in Sikkim, last year.

"I can`t thank Yuvraj enough for his support in the hour of crisis. After the earthquake, he was one of the first sportspersons who tweeted and pledged his support for the victims who were affected by the tragedy. I spoke to him after that and he has also given a lot of donation," Bhutia, who was present at a function organised by NGO Khushi Centre for Rehabilitation & Research, told reporters.

To raise funds for the earthquake victims, Yuvraj has given one of his bats, Ashish Nehra gave his India jersey, shooter Ronjan Sodhi has given his shooting jacket while pugilist Vijender Singh gave his boxing gloves.

"I thank all of them for this nice gesture which will help us a lot in making a bit of difference to the families who are trying hard to overcome such a tragedy," he concluded.

PTI