Bangladesh cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim announced that he is going to auction his bat with which he scored his first double century in Test cricket.
Announcing this on Sunday the dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman said the funds raised from the auction will be used for COVID-19 relief work in the country.
Rahim scored his maiden double century in Test in 2013 against Sri Lanka in Galle International Stadium.
Sharing a snapshot of the moment, Rahim tweeted, “This bat is very precious to me as I got my maiden double hundred in Test. Lots of memory is attached to it but decided to auction it for the welfare for my countrymen who are COVID-19 victims. Please come forward and let me help them. Stay tuned for further information-MR15.”
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 pic.twitter.com/b5RkHF6qlU
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) April 19, 2020
Bangladesh had recorded 2,456 positive cases of coronavirus and 91 deaths till Sunday.
Last week, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had urged his fellow players to help the poor by auctioning their equipment and jerseys.