British Tennis star Andy Murray has teamed up with Pakistan’s tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in his COVID-19 relief efforts campaign ‘Star Against Hunger’.
Andy Murray, the Olympic gold medalist, donated his signed shirt which generates funds for the distribution of ration bags among affectees.
Aisam-ul-Haq took to Twitter to announce that “Andy Murray has donated his signed shirt for the stars against hunger campaign. Funds raised would be used to distribute ration bags among families affected by the pandemic in Pakistan”.
He said that the base price for Murray’s signed shirt has been set at Rs500,000.
Happy to announce that 2 times #Olympics 🥇🥇2 times #wimbledon 🏆🏆 1 time #UsOpen 🏆 @andy_murray has donated his signed shirt for #starsagainsthunger
Funds raised would go towards distributing ration bags among families affected by pandemic in
PKR 500,000/- pic.twitter.com/VT0IvA8B1p
— Aisam ul Haq Qureshi (@aisamhqureshi) October 18, 2020
Earlier, Brazilian football legend Cafu, English all-rounder Moeen Ali, Pakistan cricket stars including Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed, and other sportsmen have also contributed to Aisam’s campaign.
On the other hand, Andy Murray is anxious and says he would not be able to do ‘anything’ if something happened to his hip now, other than retire.
Murray has endured a torrid time with injuries since climbing to world number one in 2016.
He, in an interview said: “People ask me, who will retire first: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal or myself?
“I’d say Federer. He’s 39. But who knows?
“If something happened to my hip, for instance, I couldn’t do anything about it.”
Murray also revealed he is completely different away from tennis than he is perceived on court.
“People see me on TV and think I am very intense, moody and difficult.
But take me away from the court and I’m pretty laid-back. I don’t have a temper, don’t break things; don’t punch walls and I don’t shout and scream. But when I’m on the tennis court, I do.”