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India and ice hockey, eh? The two go together like carrots and jam.

That's what we'd always assumed, at least - yet it turns out we were wrong. 

There is indeed an Indian ice hockey association, and Indian cricket superstar Gautam Gambhir - a regular feature in the Test side over the last decade, as well as twice-IPL-winning skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders - has just bailed them out of something of a financial crisis.

The 33-year-old Gambhir, who averages a punchy 42.58 in Test cricket and scored the match-winning innings of 97 in the 2011 World Cup final, heard of the plight being suffered by the Indian ice hockey team, who needed 400,000 rupees - about £4,300 - in order to travel to an international tournament.

That venue for that tournament? Kuwait. Obviously, right?

Anyway, Gambhir is apparently a bit of a lover of the game, and decided to help out his fellow sportsmen - a magnanimous gesture, but one which is put in context by the fact that he gets paid over $2m a season to lead the Knight Riders.

He explained his decision on his Facebook page: "I felt it is a moral responsibility to support the game of ice hockey, it is a disgrace that in a country like India where sports have so much support these games are neglected. As a sportsman I believe I should always support smaller games,” he wrote.


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