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Industrialist Anand Mahindra to gift Thar SUVs to six India cricketers after historic win in Australia Anand Mahindra
Image: Anand Mahindra Twitter page

Industrialist Anand Mahindra to gift Thar SUVs to six India cricketers after historic win in Australia

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Jan 2021, 05:18 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group on Saturday announced that he will be gifting the all new Thar SUVs to six young members of Indian cricket team, who proved their mettle on the tour of Australia, and played a huge role in India's historic 2-1 Test victory, earlier this week.

The Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian cricket team beat Australia 2-1 in the recently concluded four Test match series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The impressive performance by the young Indian side Down Under has been applauded by everyone all across the globe. As many as five players made their debuts during the series and each of them made significant contributions towards Team India’s success after several key members of the team were sidelined by injuries.

Mahindra will be gifting the SUVs at his personal expense to Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Washington Sundar and Shubhman Gill, who stood up to challenge.

''Six young men made their debuts in the recent historic series #INDvAUS (Shardul’s 1 earlier appearance was short-lived due to injury)They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream & Explore the Impossible,'' Mahindra tweeted.

''Theirs are true ‘Rise’ stories; overcoming daunting odds in the pursuit of excellence. They serve as an inspiration in all arenas of life. It gives me great personal pleasure to gift each of these debutants an All New THAR SUV on my own account—at no expense to the company,'' he wrote.

''The reason for this gift is to exhort young people to believe in themselves & ‘Take the road less traveled.’ Bravo Mohammed, Shardul, Shubhman,Natarajan,Navdeep & Washington! I now plead with @Mahindra_Auto to get them their THARS on priority,'' he added.

This is not the first time, Mahindra has made such a gesture towards sportspersons. He had gifted an TUV 300 to Kidambi Srikanth after winning a Super Series Title in 2017.

The BCCI earlier this week had also announced a ₹5 crore bonus for the victorious Indian team.