Bangladesh U-19 captain Akbar Ali will auction his World Cup winning souvenirs to support people affected due to the novel coronavirus pandemic in his country. The Bangladesh colts beat India in the final to lift their maiden U-19 World Cup trophy. The Akbar Ali led side beat India by three wickets in a rain-curtailed match to mark their authority on the junior marquee tournament.
Akbar Ali was unbeaten of 43 runs off 77 deliveries to assist Bangladesh chase down the target. He has also shown neat glovework behind the stumps in the entire tournament. He was likewise adjudged the man-of-the-match in the final for playing the role of sheet anchor to assist Bangladesh U-19 sail over the line.
Akbar Ali took to Facebook to let his thoughts known about the noble cause. He asserted that he would be auctioning his final match jersey and gloves to support the affected people in his country. He, however, did not specify if he will sign the souvenirs before going under the hammer.
Earlier this month, reports said that Bangladesh U-19 team had donated taka 2.5 lakh for the people who are affected due to the pandemic.
“In that context, all the players and officials of the World Cup-winning Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team, after the first-class cricketers contracted in the country, have collectively decided to give Taka 2.5 lakh to the CWAB fund.”
CWAB, in reaction, wrote, “The responsibilities of the under-19 cricketers in this country during this time of misery are very commendable. We, as an organization of cricketers, highly respect this decision. CWAB believes that it is possible to tackle the disaster with the concerted efforts of all.”