Ashraful fixes base price for auction
To spread benevolence, cricketers around the world have gave up their favorite memorable sports memorabilia for auction. Bangladeshi former captain Mohammad Ashraful declared to rise his memorable bat in auction by which they lost Australia in Cardiff for the first time.
The Auction date was previously decided. For now, the base price for the bat has been announced.
In an interview with with Bdcrictime, Ashraful told that the base price will be Rs 8 lakh. That means the auction will start from 800k Bangladeshi taka. And the auction ceremony will be held on Friday (8 May).
Ashraful thought to give his sports materials as charity when it matters when he was unofficially off from the cricket. Because of COVID-19 pandemic Ashraful thinks this the perfect time for charity. As the situation going through the world has been more cruel, he decided to rise 2 bat for auction.
It was 2005, Bangladesh went Australia for ODI series. Both the team faced their second ODI on 18 June at Cardiff. Australia managed to score 249 runs in first innings. Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath played in that match. Although it was not Easy for Banglsdesh side to win against them at that time. But somehow Bangladesh managed to win the match with glory.
At the beginning of second innings Bangladesh lost Javed Omar, Nafees Iqbal, Tushar Imran which was enough to lost from the winning track. But it was Mohammad Ashraful whose firm batting made a history. Ashraful scored 100 runs from 101 balls in that match and Bangladesh won the match.
Australia was the best team at that time and Bangladesh made history after winning the match.
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