With an objective to give back something to the society, the Australian club side, Perth Scorchers, visited Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group (AWAG) on Saturday.
The team is in the city for their Champions League encounter against South Africa-based Highveld Lions on Monday.
During their visit, the team interacted with women and appreciated their handicrafts.
“It is important for the players to understand the challenges and appreciate the fortunate circumstances they live in and become better and empathetic human beings,” said Hogg, while referring to youngsters Joel Paris and Ashton Turner.
The 42-year-old chinaman bowler has been world cup winner and has travelled across the globe. Even though he was part of IPL team Rajasthan Royals, this is his first visit to Ahmedabad..
Terming it as a unique experience, Hogg said there is lot of difference between have and have nots.
“Moreover, it is important to respect women, who are mothers. It becomes moral responsibility to support those women, who have suffered violence,” said Hogg, reasoning his decision to join hands with Care India.
For Scorchers, it was a new experience and an insight into the challenges women and girls face in difficult circumstances and how with some support they are able to empower themselves and the community.
“Perth Scorchers believe in honesty and hard work. And we experienced that during our visit. Hearing stories (of women at AWAG) was amazing and feel great to be associated with it,” said Joel Paris.
Taking time out of their hectic schedule, the Scorchers led by coach Justin Langer took some time out for the charity work and support for humanity.