Mushfiqur Rahim Auctions His Bat to Help Underprivileged Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic
Mushfiqur Rahim (© AFP)

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has put him his bat for auction to raise money for the poor affected by ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

This is the same bat with which Rahim scored his maiden Test double-century, against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2013 for which he was given man-of-the-match award.

“I am putting up the bat with which I made a double hundred for auction,” Mushfiqur told Bangladesh daily Prothom Alo. “It will be put up online, so let’s see how we can go about it. I urge everyone with the ability to push up the price of the bat since the proceeds will be spent entirely for the poor people.”

Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan had last week urged cricketers to come forward and contribute towards the relief work being done in the country by auctioning their cricket gears.

Last month, Bangladesh cricket team announced that the players will be donating half of their monthly salaries to government as part of their contribution in the fight against coronavirus.

As per reports a total of 27 cricketers – 17 of them with national contracts – pledged to make the donation.

Players across the world and several national cricket boards have made monetary contributions to help fight the deadly coronavirus in their respective counties/regions.

The virus has so far claimed lives of over 1.6 million globally and infected more than 2.3 million so far.