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Afridi buys Mushfiq’s bat for Tk 17 lakh

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  1. The Ronin

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    The bat of Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim found an unlikely buyer in Pakistani cricketer ShahidAfridi, who agreed to buy the memorabilia for his foundation at $20,000 ( Tk 17 lakh approximately), said an official on Friday.

    Mushfiq put the bat, with which he scored Bangladesh’s first Test double hundred in 2013 against Sri Lanka, in auction earlier this week, but the process had to be suspended due to some fake bidding.

    The auction was jointly operated by his management partner NIBCO, Sports for Life and Pickaboo.com.

    Chief executive officer of Pickaboo.com, Morin Talukder, told New Age that after some initial hiccups they finally got the right buyer in ShahidAfridi Foundation, who confirmed their interest through official letter.

    ‘We have received email in official letterhead from ShahidAfridi foundation. They confirmed that they will be buying the bat for $20, 000,’ he said.

    ShahidAfridi Foundation was initiated in 2014 by former Pakistan cricketer ShahidAfridi to carry out philanthropic activities in Pakistan and abroad.

    The same platform also put a few other memorabilia, such as the bat of MosaddekHossain, Naim Sheikh, a signed cap by Mashrafee bin Murtaza, with an aim to raise funds for coronavirus affected people.

    Part of this fund will go to non-profitorganisation BRAC for cash disbursement among the marginal people while the player concerned will spend the rest of the money in his own way.

    Morin added that some other items were also catching buyer’s attractions.

    ‘We are having good response for the batting gloves and jersey of Akbar Ali, which he wore during the final of ICC U-19 World Cup. Mashrafee's signed cap is also in popular demand,’ he said.

    A spokesperson of BRAC told New Age that the proceeds from this venture will go to the fund through which they are disbursing Tk 1,500 cash incentives per family in this pandemic situation.

    https://www.newagebd.net/article/106493/afridi-buys-mushfiqs-bat-for-tk-17-lakh
     
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    So on one hand a Pakistani bought your bat Mushfiq, but on the other hand, what did you do when your board & your security team gave "go ahead" for tour of Pakistan? You refused to visit due to "security concern" (to make your masters happy), which many of us found lame excuse, because if your other teammates can come then why its only a concern for you?

    Anyways, Afridi shows that we are people with "large and clean hearts".
     
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    Afridi has a big inventory of such thngs in his house. He is a collector. His cousins are good friends of mine. They've shared many pictures of Afridi with him in his house along with many of Such things belongs to known cric players including Sachin. Sachin gifted him his bat from which Afridi did 100 in his debut
     
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    For what? and why he is using foundations funds for it? he may auction it later in BD to get better rates? but the question is whether foundations/trusts are allowed to play such games?
     
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    Afridi earned his money in Halal fashion the man can spend where he wants
     
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    10:17 PM, May 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:55 PM, May 15, 2020
    Afridi buys Mushy's bat for $20,000

    https://www.thedailystar.net/sports/bangladesh-cricket/news/afridi-buys-mushys-bat-usd-20000-1902961

    Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi performs his trademark wicket celebration while featuring for Dhaka Dynamites against Sylhet Sixers in Mirpur. Afridi took four wickets before showing a glimpse of his destructive ability with the bat with a 17-ball 37. Photo: Star File
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    Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi performs his trademark wicket celebration while featuring for Dhaka Dynamites against Sylhet Sixers in Mirpur. Afridi took four wickets before showing a glimpse of his destructive ability with the bat with a 17-ball 37. Photo: Star File

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    After a lot of drama regarding the auction, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi -- an unexpected buyer -- finally bought Mushfiqur Rahim's bat with which the wicketkeeper-batsman had scored the first Test double ton for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in 2013. Afridi bought the bat for $20,000 for his foundation, informed Mushfiqur on Friday.

    Mushfiqur put the bat on auction in an attempt to raise funds to support the coronavirus-affected people last week but the process had to be suspended for a while due to some fake bidding.

    ''I am happy that Shahid Afridi bhai brought the bat for the noble cause. He sent me an offer letter to buy it for $20,000,'' said Mushfiqur, who added that he was disappointed and could not find a reason why fake bidders tried to disrupt it.

    ''I just want to say, not because of me, but whenever someone tries to come up with such initiatives, even if you don't participate it's ok but don't try to disrupt it,'' said Mushfiqur, who also thanked Tamim Iqbal for helping him sell the bat to Afridi. .

    Shahid Afridi Foundation was formed in 2014 by the former Pakistan cricketer to carry out philanthropic activities in Pakistan and abroad.
     
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    good for bangladesh .
     
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    Afridi is a great player !
     
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    It is not that Shahid Afridi have any attraction to that half child half adult's cricket bat. But Shahid Afridi wanted to help Bangladeshi people affected by corona. He found an opportunity and gave huge 20,000 dollar for that worthless bat to help that cause. This is not the first time Shahid Afridi showed affection to Bangladesh. And Bangladeshi people also love Shahid Afridi very much.
     
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    Why the hell he is using foundation letterhead and foundation money. Foundation is on donation.
     
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