Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated his 2003 Cricket World Cup jersey to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which would be auctioned to raise funds for the state's 'Save the Girl Child' programme.
The blue jersey, with Tendulkar's name and number '10' written on it, was handed over to Modi yesterday by Atul Bedade, former cricket player and Sachin's close friend.
"Sachin has given his t-shirt from the 2003 World Cup to be used for charity," Bedade told PTI.
Sources in the Chief Minister's office said that funds raised by auctioning the t-shirt would be used for the 'Save the Girl Child' programme'.
Modi auctions the gifts he receives, and uses the funds for welfare programmes for the girl child.
Such auctions generated over Rs 1.25 crore last year.