Mushfiqur Rahim to auction his maiden double century bat for COVID patients

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Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh is making everyone think. With the deteriorating situation, the fear of the country being stagnant for a long time is also getting increased. Government-private funds have been set up to deal with this disaster. Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is joining the fund a little differently this time.

In 2013, during a Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle, Bangladesh star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim had become the first batsman from the country to hit a double hundred. That historic SS bat he used during the innings is going to be put up for auction by Mushfiqur Rahim and the money from selling the bat is going to be used to help the less privileged during the coronavirus crisis, local media has reported.

Mushfiqur’s announcement comes a few days after Shakib Al Hasan urged his teammates to auction off their bats, jerseys and other equipment to provide for the poor during this time.

England’s World Cup winning cricketer Jos Buttler has already raised GBP 65,100 by auctioning off his World Cup final jersey.

Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 3 out of the 5 Test double hundreds from his nation and he also the record for highest ever individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket.

He had achieved the feat against Zimbabwe in 2018 at Dhaka when he scored an unbeaten 219. Recently, just before the massive outbreak of coronavirus, Mushfiqur Rahim again slammed an unbeaten double hundred against Zimbabwe.