In a heart-warming gesture, Lokesh Rahul made a generous donation towards the rehabilitation of former Indian cricketer Jacob Martin, who suffered a horrific road accident in December, badly injuring his lungs and leaving him on ventilator support in a hospital at Baroda.

The former player's wife had written to the BCCI asking for their aid when the hospital bills started to pile on. Immediately, a donation of five lakh rupees was sanctioned by the BCCI, along with charitable endowments by his former teammates Sourav Ganguly and Zaheer Khan as well as Indian coach Ravi Shastri.

Even current Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya came to the support of the former cricketer, sending a blank cheque to the family and asking them to fill in an appropriate amount. 

However, it has been learnt that Kings XI Punjab opener KL Rahul -- appointed to lead India A in the second unofficial Test against England Lions, scheduled to start next week -- and his team have been the most benevolent donators towards the rehabilitation of the Baroda stalwart.

"A big thanks to Rahul and everyone who helped," said Martin from the hospital bed, as quoted by Mumbai Mirror.

Martin's wife Khyati added: "They (Rahul's team) asked about our immediate requirement and the money was transferred into our account the same day," she added.