Former Pakistan captain has stepped in to shop for a bat owned by way of Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim after a charity public sale for coronavirus sufferers was once derailed by way of faux bids. Mushfiqur put the bat he used to attain Bangladesh’s first Take a look at double hundred in 2013 towards Sri Lanka up for the easiest bidder on-line this week. However organisers known as off the public sale as faux gives despatched the fee hovering over USD 50,000, Mushfiqur mentioned.
“Afridi contacted me individually and I despatched him a hyperlink of the bid,” he mentioned in an internet discussion board Friday.
“On Would possibly 13 he despatched me a letter and introduced USD 20,000. He purchased my bat with this cash. I’m truly privileged,” he mentioned.
Mushfiqur’s control company mentioned the cash would pass to a building charity and to lend a hand folks with coronavirus.
Afridi, who has his personal basis, mentioned his acquire was once a excellent one.
“We’re confronted with tricky occasions and the wish to lend a hand the deficient is extra in those occasions,” he advised AFP.
Mushfiqur was once the second one Bangladeshi cricketer to lift coronavirus price range by way of promoting a bat. Suspended all-rounder final month were given just about USD 24,000 for the only he used within the 2019 Global Cup.