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VVS Laxman shares touching story of Harekala Hajabba, leaves Twitter inspired

On Monday, Indian cricket team great VVS Laxman shared the story of Harekala Hajabba, a fruit vendor who built a school for educating the underprivileged children in his village.

cricket Updated: Feb 19, 2018 20:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Former Indian cricket team player VVS Laxman has always used his social media accounts to share thought-provoking messages and inspiring stories, the latest being that of Harekala Hajabba.(Getty Images)

Former Indian cricket team batsman VVS Laxman has time and again used his reach on social media to bring out inspiring stories of everyday heroes and tales of their deeds which made a difference to common man’s life.

On Monday, Laxman shared the story of Harekala Hajabba, a fruit vendor who built a school for the education of children from his village, and is now set to get a college constructed from his money.

VVS Laxman’s tweet on Harekala Hajabba. ( Twitter )

Hajabba hails from Mangalore, Karnataka, and is a social reformer who, according to Deccan Chronicle, has been selling oranges for a living for last 30 years, and also runs a school for underprivileged kids. His story has also been included in Mangalore University’s MA course.

Meanwhile, the former Indian cricketer, who is also the mentor for the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), was delighted after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan played critical roles in India’s win in the first T20I against South Africa cricket team.

Dhawan top scored for India with a fine 72 to push India to their highest T20I total of 203/5 at the Wanderers, and in South Africa’s chase, Bhuvneshwar derailed the hosts with a five-wicket haul.

Bhuvneshwar, with his spell of 4-0-24-5 became the first Indian bowler to take a T20I five-wicket haul, and also the first Indian to claim fifers across all three formats.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 17:34 IST