Azhar Ali Puts His Historic Bat and Champions Trophy Jersey Up For Auction To Help Fight Covid-19
The money raised will be used to help the needy people during this difficult time.
Pakistani cricketers are doing all they can to raise funds for the people affected by the global pandemic.
Pakistan’s test cricketer team captain, Azhar Ali, has put up his bat, with which he scored the first-ever century in a day-night Test match, and the 2017 Champions Trophy title jersey for auction to raise money for Covid-19 affectees.
The jersey from the Champions Trophy has signatures of all the players in the squad. The bat put up for auction was used to score a historic triple century against The West Indies.
Azhar Ali has set the base price for both the jersey and the historic bat at PKR 1 million with the auction time set to end at 11:59 pm next Thursday.
“These are two of my favorite memories. Not all cricketers are lucky enough to score a triple century. And after winning the 2017 Champions Trophy, I kept everyone’s autographs in the jersey. Both monuments are very close to my heart. But in that difficult time, if it works for the benefit of the people, I will be better off,” Azhar said.
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
Before him, Rumman Raess had also raised as much as PKR 1.2 million by auctioning off his Champions trophy cap, Islamabad United shirt and other stuff.
My Pakistan shirt was auctioned for 165,000 PKR, many thanks to the every generous @AliNaqvi808 Bhai. A total of 1.2million PKR is raised from these auctions which will be used to help the needy during holy month of Ramazan. Thanks to all of you for wonderful support. pic.twitter.com/yu0jXBweBq
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) April 22, 2020
Apart from this, the left-arm fast bowler is also distributing free ration among the needy people for the last few weeks.
Ration packing chal rahe Ha mashAllah Aur sath he sath distribution bhe chal rahe ha @HamaryLoug
Ki taraf say appeal karta hon k hamain support karain donate karain Takay hum Ramzan ma mazeed logo ki madad Kar sakay JazzakAllah #Hamarayloug #Hamarapakistan ?????? pic.twitter.com/kGwigeNcLR
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) April 25, 2020
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