In a bid to facilitate relief efforts in Pakistan fighting the global pandemic, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has donated his Shah Rukh Khan signed KKR helmet.
This news was revealed by Pakistani tennis player Aisam ul Haq on his official twitter handle, who launched the #StarsAgainstHunger campaign to engage celebrities to come forward and play their part in helping COVID-19 victims. Shoaib Akhtar presented his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s helmet, having an autograph of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, for auction.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 16, 2020
Shoaib Akhtar had won the Man of the Match title in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. The Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar had picked four wickets in the game against the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and was rewarded for his efforts.
During the first few seasons, the KKR co-owner and Bollywood superstar known as King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan used to gift the golden coloured helmet to the player of the match and Shoaib Akhtar was one of the recipients at that time.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 14, 2020
Former Pakistani cricketer earlier expressed his eagerness that he is prepared to coach fast bowlers from any country. He further stated that he will coach Indian team also if he get an offer the neighbor country. In an interview with a social networking site he said that he only wants to make fast bowlers who can oppose batmen no matter which country they belong.
Let it be known that the global pandemic of novel coronavirus has affected the sports events worldwide and Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League became also its victims.