COVID-19: Mushfiqur Rahim to auction his bat to raise funds for relief work

Last Modified Monday, 20 April 2020 (21:30 IST)
Dhaka: wicket-keeper batsman has decided to his precious bat with which he scored his maiden Test double hundred, to raise funds for the Covid-19 relief work in his country.
Mushfiqur Rahim in the year 2013, had slammed 200 runs of 321 balls in a match against Sri Lanka in Galle. '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 ," tweeted Mushfiqur on Sunday.
 
More than 2000 have tested positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh.Last week, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had urged his fellow players to help the poor by auctioning their equipment and jerseys.
 
Earlier, 27 premier cricketers including the likes of ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim had decided to donate half of their monthly salaries to help fight the Covid-19 disaster.(UNI)