Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl got sponsored by the International sporting brand PUMA after he made an open request on Twitter regarding his sponsorship.
Ryan Burl Got Sponsor from PUMA
Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl had shared an emotional post for sponsorship. He posted a pic of his torn shoe along with a glue bottle. He indicates that they are in a position of repairing their shoes once for every series they play.
“Any chance we can get a sponsor so we don’t have to glue our shoes back after every series @newbalance @NewBalance_SA @NBCricket @ICAssociation.”
— Ryan Burl (@ryanburl3) May 22, 2021
PUMA Comes forward to Help
The tweet went viral and the fans began urging for a sponsor.
“Time to put the glue away, I got you covered,” Puma Cricket had responded to Burl’s tweet after the Zimbabwe cricketer sought help from household sporting brands.
— PUMA Cricket (@pumacricket) May 23, 2021
Harbhajan Singh Lauds PUMA
Indian cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) superstar Harbhajan Singh lauded the sports gear brand for their incredible gesture.
Harbhajan, who enjoys a massive fan following across all social media platforms took to Twitter and praised Puma Cricket for offering a helping hand to Zimbabwe international.
“Always there for the players @pumacricket well done,” Harbhajan said in his tweet. Harbhajan’s response has come after Puma Cricket publicly announced to help Zimbabwe’s Burl.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 23, 2021
The 27-year-old Burl has played 2 Tests, 18 ODIs, and 25 T20Is since making his international debut in 2017. A middle-order batter, so far, he has scored a combined 660 runs across formats.
Recently, Zimbabwe suffered a whitewash at home to Pakistan in a two-match Test series. However, in the shortest format of the game, they managed to defend 119 by bowling out Pakistan for 99 inside 20 overs. Zimbabwe eventually lost the three-match Twenty20 International series 2-1.
In July 2019, the International Cricket Council had suspended Zimbabwe Cricket due to political interference in their functioning. This decision saw the funding from ICC to Zimbabwe Cricket being frozen. The suspension was later lifted in October 2019.