Coronavirus updates: Mushfiqur Rahim initiates online auction of bat to raise funds for COVID-19 relief
|Sun Apr 19 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim initiates online auction of bat: The senior Bangladeshi batsman has come forward to aid the poor people of his country.
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has become the latest cricketer to come forward and raise funds for the poor who are duly affected by the infamous COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking in a recent interview with Dhaka-based Bengali daily Prothom Alo, Rahim shared the details of him putting up his bat for an online auction. Rahim added that the funds collected from the auction will go towards poor people suffering due to coronavirus.
It is worth mentioning that the bat which Rahim has put up for auction is the one with which Rahim had scored his maiden Test double century against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2013.
Mushfiqur Rahim initiates online auction of bat
“I am putting up the bat with which I made a double hundred for auction. 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,” Rahim was quoted as saying by Prothom Alo.
Rahim, 32, was in the news of late for not agreeing to travel to Pakistan due to security reasons alongside the national team. Bangladesh’s highest Test run-scorer had last played international cricket during Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh in March.
Other than Rahim, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler had organized a similar online charity which saw him put up his World Cup-winning jersey for bidding to raise funds for COVID-19 workers in the country.
Bangladesh, who were scheduled to host Australia for a two-match Test series in June, have postponed the series citing the threat possessed by COVID-19.