Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali kept his Bat and Jersey of the 2017 Champions Trophy final in the auction.
To help the Coronavirus victims, former Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali put his special bat at auction, which is now bought by the Cricket Museum in Pune, India, with a big bid. Azhar had put two of his memorabilia at auction to raise funds for the people suffering from this epidemic.
Bat and Jersey of Azhar Ali
This included the bat from which he scored 302 runs in the 2016 Test match against the West Indies. Apart from this, he also put the jersey worn in the Champions Trophy final against India in 2017. This bat and jersey were signed by all the members of the Pakistan cricket team.
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
22 lakhs raised from bat and jersey
Azhar announced on social media that he had kept a base price of Rs 10 lakh for each of the bats and jerseys and he was successful in raising Rs 22 lakh from them.
He confirmed that Pune-based ‘Blades of Glory Cricket Museum’ bought the bat with the biggest bid of Rs 1 million.
His shirt put up for auction also showed a lot of interest and Kash Villani, a Pakistani living in California, made the biggest bid of Rs 11 lakh for it. Jamal Khan, another Pakistani living in New Jersey, donated one lakh rupees.
I would like 2 announce the winners of auction @BladesOf_Glory got the bat for 1 million and Mr Kash Villani from California got the CT shirt for 1.1 million congrats and thank u 4 your support.Also like to thank Mr Jamal khan from new jursey who donated 10% of the highest bid.
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) May 6, 2020
Azhar tweeted after starting the auction that I have put two special items for auction and kept their base price of one million Pakistani rupees to help people struggling with the current crisis. He said that this auction will end on May 5, 2020, at 11.59 pm.
Azhar scored an unbeaten 302 against the West Indies in the UAE in 2016. He became the first batsman in the world to score a triple century in a Test match day. He posted the video on Twitter and said that this shirt was the 2017 Champions Trophy which we won. It is signed by all the teammates.