Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has announced that he will be auctioning his 2019 World Cup bat to raise funds for the coronavirus victims in his country. The veteran all-rounder released a small video on his Instagram account, declaring his intentions to serve the people of his nation.
Shakib was one of the premier performers in the showpiece event last year, managing to amass a grand total of 606 runs at a stellar average of 86.57. He also scalped 11 wickets at a miserly economy rate of 5.39, epitomizing his immense all-round caliber.
However, Shakib had a fall from grace in October 2019 when he was banned for one year by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing to report corrupt approaches immediately to the relevant authorities. Shakib’s initiative to sell his bat for a noble cause comes in the aftermath of a similar step taken by his compatriot Mushfiqur Rahim.