Former Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has bought Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat which he had put up for auction to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The philanthropic work which you are doing for your country is splendid,” Afridi said in a video posted by Mushfiqur on his Twitter.

“Real life heroes do such things. We are going through a critical phase and need each other during such times.”

“Shahid Afridi bought my bat on behalf of his foundation,” Mushfiqur said.

“I feel privileged and honoured that someone like him has joined our great cause. We had to suspend the auction due to some fraud bidders, which was unexpected.”

The Bangladeshi batsman added that the Afridi contacted him after seeing the news of the auction and sent him a letter stating that he was interested in buying the memorabilia for $20,000, which Was almost BDT1.68 million.

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