Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has bought Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat as a way of contributing to the coronavirus relief efforts underway in Bangladesh. Afridi, who is involved in various humanitarian causes in his own country, has gone beyond borders in his mission to help the underprivileged masses.
Mushfiqur had earlier put up his bat for his auction to raise funds for those most affected by the lockdowns imposed in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the same bat he had used to score Bangladesh’s first-ever double century in Test cricket when he achieved the feat in the clash against Sri Lanka in 2013.
“I give a lot of credit to Shahid bhai who approached and offered help. In crisis situation we are united beyond borders and this is what we are showing to our respective countrymen. I enjoyed his company on the field either by playing against or with him. I think people from other walks of life should also come forward and help”- Mushfiqur said.