Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim auctions 'very precious' bat to raise funds amid COVID-19 crisis
Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim auctions 'very precious' bat to raise funds amid COVID-19 crisis

Mushfiqur Rahim (born 9 June 1987) is a Bangladeshi cricketer and the former captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Between August 2009 and December 2010 Rahim served as Bangladesh’s vice-captain, across all formats. He was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN in 2019.

Mushfiqur Rahim raises fund for corona virus

Joining the clan is Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim who has decided to put his ‘very precious’ bat on auction to raise funds.

Rahim is auctioning the bat with which he struck his maiden double ton in the longest format of the game.

Taking to Twitter, Rahim wrote, “This bat is very precious to me as I got my maiden double hundred in Test. Lots of memory is attached with it but decided to auction it for the welfare for my country men who are COVID-19 victims. Please come forward and let me help them. Stay tuned for further information-MR15”.

Jos Buttler’s auction on his favourite T-Shirt

The 29-year-old England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler played a key role in England’s thrilling defeat of New Zealand at Lord’s in July. Buttler broke the stumps to run out Martin Guptill and seal a super-over win over New Zealand as England won the men’s World Cup for the first time. He has put the t-shirt on eBay to support two specialist heart and lung centres dealing with the coronavirus response.

Buttler, speaking on Monday, said: “It’s a very special shirt but I think it takes on extra meaning with it being able to hopefully go to the emergency cause.”

Buttler also tagged a number of cricketers across the world including India skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Australian Steve Smith and teammate Eoin Morgan, to spread the message.