Shane Warne's advertisement: An Indian invitation
In 1998, the Australian cricket team toured India. In the second Test, held in Calcutta, the tourists suffered a humiliating defeat, losing by an innings and 219 runs.
Australian captain Steve Waugh returned to his hotel room to find a letter had been slipped under his door. It was an invitation to visit Udayan, a rehabilitation home for children whose parents suffer from leprosy.
Waugh, with a day to spare since the Test had finished earlier than expected, travelled to visit the home the next day. Waugh agreed to use his international profile as a sporting star to help raise funds to open a girls' wing for the home. Money and supplies flowed in from Australia and the new building, Nivedita House, opened in 2002.
Left: Steve and Lynette Waugh among the children of Udayan, a rehabilitation home for children whose parents suffer from leprosy. Courtesy: Nigel Wright.
Left: Steve Waugh and his wife Lynette serve a meal at Udayan alongside Shamlu Dudeja, who invited Waugh to get involved with the project. Courtesy: Nigel Wright.