The Pakistani international cricketer who is at present the test skipper of the national squad has auctioned his ICC Champions Trophy 2017 jersey he wore in the finals at the Lord’s stadium to raise the COVID-19 funds and a Test bat.
Coronavirus pandemic has troubled every living and non-living factor of this world. Physical activities have been badly interrupted. Millions of people have nothing to eat and to fulfil their basic needs. Many prominent figures from across the globe are moving their steps ahead to help those in need. Many cricketers have also come forward to help such people. Azhar Ali is one of them.
Azhar on his twitter posted the news giving his contact for auction. The one with the higher bid can buy his jersey and Test bat so that the COVID-19 funds can be raised for the sake of humanity across Pakistan. He disclosed 1 Million as the base price of two memorabilia.
Azhar Ali auctions his Test bat, jersey of Champions Trophy 2017
According to him, he used his bat when he knocked a ton against West Indies in a day-night test match.
I put 2 of my closest belongings on auction with base price of 1 million PKR each to support People suffering due to ongoing crisis. Auction starts now & will close on 11:59PM 05May20. To place bid, text/whatsapp on +923228485173, or msg on my twitter. pic.twitter.com/7BJviamP88
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) April 28, 2020
“These two things were very close to my heart and I intended on keeping them with me but desperate times call for desperate measures,” he said.
Many other cricketers such as Shoaib Akhtar and Rumman Raees have also auctioned their memorabilia in order to raise the COVID-19 funds. Among all, Shahid Afridi is working with his team and organization known as “Shahid Afridi Foundation”, efficiently to help the people across Pakistan. Also, other cricketing figures from different countries are doing their best to donate as much as they can for the sake of their respective countries and people.