Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has put him his bat for auction to raise money for the poor affected by ongoing coronavirus pandemic. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>"I am putting up the bat with which I made a double hundred for auction," Mushfiqur told Bangladesh daily <em>Prothom Alo</em>. "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." <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>As per reports a total of 27 cricketers - 17 of them with national contracts - pledged to make the donation. <p></p> <p></p>Players across the world and several national cricket boards have made monetary contributions to help fight the deadly coronavirus in their respective counties/regions. <p></p> <p></p>The virus has so far claimed lives of over 1.6 million globally and infected more than 2.3 million so far.