New Delhi: Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy players on Sunday participated in relief work in Chennai after their return to the state post a defeat against Punjab.
According to a report in the Times of India, skipper Abhinav Mukund and twin brothers B Aparajith and B Indrajith did their bit by distributing relief material to those affected by devastating floods.
“It's not just about us, it's about all of us who are working hard to help the affected people,” Aparajith said.
“It's a complete disaster and we are doing on what we can. They have been working in various groups and their day starts at 8 am and ends at 6 pm. They are collecting food, medicines, clothes, blankets and other necessary items and distributing those among the affected people. It's a great gesture and I am sure they will inspire others as well to do the same,” Dr RN Baba, senior Tamil Nadu Cricket Association official and father of the twins told TOI.
“Today they worked at the RK Salai are and other parts of TTK Road. Water-borne diseases will start spreading now as the water recedes. We must be careful now and help each to prevent disease and make people aware about it.
The official runs a hospital in Ambattur and getting medicines isn't a problem. If we don't help people now, when will we? Chennai has never witnessed such a devastating flood before,” Dr Baba further added.
Dr Baba's and wife Revathy, a gynaecologist, handed over medicines to the three players to distribute it among those affected.