Shahid Afridi buys Mushfiqur’s bat for USD 20,000

Shahid Afridi Foundation UK bought the bat of Mushfqiur Rahim from the auction, which he used to hit the first double-ton in Tests back in 2013 for Bangladesh, reports UNB.

NIBCO Sports Management, who led the auction under an initiative named Sports for Life, confirmed the news on Friday night.

In a Facebook live, NIBCO said Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi's foundation bought the historic bat for USD 20,000.

Akbar Ali, the U-19 World Cup-winning captain, also had put his jersey and batting gloves on the auction.

His gears are sold for USD 2,000 to a Bangladeshi who lives in the USA.

The auction of Mushfqiur's bat was interrupted by fake biddings earlier which had forced the organiser to pause the auction for a while.

However, they restarted the auction within a few hours.

This auction took place to raise fund to help the people who are left stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nazibul Sarkar, the deputy manager of BRAC, told UNB: "Mushfiqur and the other players who put their gears on auction in this initiative will give a partial amount to BRAC and will spend this fund to help the people."

Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan had also put his bat, that he used in the World Cup 2019 in England, on auction and it was sold for Tk 2 million.