Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh's veteran batsman, decided to put up on auction the bat with which he had scored the country's maiden Test double hundred in 2013 against Sri Lanka to help the fight against coronavirus.
After Mushfiq, it is the turn of Shakib Al Hasan. The country's premier all-rounder has decided to put on auction the bat with which he had performed superbly in the 2019 World Cup. Shakib confirmed the auctioning of his bat on his Facebook page.
"This is a very special bat to me, but my people are even more special to me. Due to this crisis, I have finally decided to auction my SG bat through which I scored 1500 runs and performed so well at the ICC World Cup in 2019 with all your blessings," the post read.
He also unveiled the details of the auction. The auction will happen on the Facebook page of the charity organisation 'Auction 4 Action' at 10 pm BST on April 22, 2020. Shakib's status stated, "You can bid for this bat tomorrow at the Facebook page of Auction4Action where I will be live at 10 pm BST on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Let's bid as high as possible and help as many people as we can. Only as a team can we win this battle. See you all there!"
Shakib was one of the best players of the 2019 World Cup as he had scored 606 runs and also picked up 11 wickets.
Shakib has been working to battle the coronavirus for some time now through his charity organisation'The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation'.