Bangladeshi Star All-Round Cricketer Shakib-Al-Hasan has decided to auction his bat with which he had played the 2019 ODI World Cup, in a bid to raise funds for the people who are fighting against The Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Shakib is currently banned from playing cricket at any level for two years.
During a Facebook live session Shakib said, “I had said before that I want to put up a bat for auction. I have decided to auction the bat I used in the 2019 World Cup. It’s a favourite bat of mine. I had a good World cup with the bat and ball. There were some good performances, especially with the bat. I had used a single bat throughout the World Cup and even used tapes on it to get through games,” Shakib said.
“It’s not that this bat has only been used at the World Cup. I have scored over 1500 runs with this bat and had used it prior to the tournament and after it as well”, he further added.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim decided to auction his bat to raise fund to help to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. With that bat, he scored a double hundred against Sri Lanka in 2018.
Indian former cricketer, KL Rahul has also decided to auction his pair of batting gloves, helmet, pads, and bat which he used in the last World Cup.
England World Cup-winning star Jos Buttler auctioned his Three Lions shirt to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Buttler said the fund raised from the auction will be used towards providing life-saving equipment to help those affected during the novel coronavirus outbreak.