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Mushfiqur Rahman’s bat was bought by Pakistan’s popular cricket star Shahid Afridi’s Foundation for BDT 1.7 million ($20000) at an auction organized by e-commerce-based organization Pikabu. Mushfiqur himself came to Facebook Live and said this.
Mushfiqur decided to auction off his bat on May 9 to help people affected by the coronavirus. Mushfiqur scored his first double century for Bangladesh in Gaull Test in 2013 with this bat. The last successful auction till May 14 was the result of that auction, the most successful wicketkeeper in the history of Bangladesh said on Facebook Live today.
Mushfiqur Rahim also revealed the incident of buying Afridi’s bat on Facebook Live. “Afridi saw the news of the auction and contacted me and expressed interest in buying the bat,” he said. “On May 13, he made an offer of 20,000 US dollars, which he later bought at that price.”
On a video, Shahid Afridi said, “Assalamualaikum Mushfiq, what you’re doing for your countrymen is truly amazing. Only real-life heroes can do something like that. We are going through a tough time, and we need to support each other in order to recover from this situation. The amount of love and respect I have received from Bangladesh over the years will always be remembered. On behalf of the people of Pakistan and the Shahid Afridi Foundation, I would like to purchase your bat and be a part of your journey. My prayers are always with you and I hope Allah helps us recover from this pandemic. I hope to see you at the cricket field soon. Thank you.”
Apart from Mushfiqur Rahim, a few other cricket stars have auctioned off their various items.