Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has purchased a cricket bat put up on auction by Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim for $20,000. He has purchased the bat to contribute to the Covid-19 relief efforts.
Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqar announced the news on his Facebook. “Shahid Afridi bought the bat on behalf of his charity organization.
“I feel privileged and honored that someone like him has joined our great cause,”
On the other hand, Shahid Afridi appreciated Mushfiqur’s efforts and said that he was “doing wonderful work” for his people.
“Only real heroes undertake such efforts! We’re all experiencing tough times, in which we need each other. I’ll always remember the love I received from Bangladesh.
“Buying your cricket bat on behalf of the Pakistani people, I wish to become a part of your journey.
“We will rid the world of this disease very soon and we shall meet in the cricket ground,”
According to Bangladeshi news sources, the auction was conducted jointly by Mushfiqur Rahim’s management partner NIBCO, Sports for Life, and Pickaboo.com.
An official had said, “We have received an email in official letterhead from Shahid Afridi Foundation. They confirmed that they will be buying the bat for $20,000,”
“The proceeds from this venture will go to a fund, through which the organization is disbursing Tk1, 500 cash incentives per family in this pandemic situation.”
Mushfiqur Rahim had used his bat while playing innings of 200 against Sri Lanka in the Galle Test of 2013.