Pakistan and Islamabad United cricketer Rumman Raees has raised just over Rs1 million after auctioning some of his cricket equipment and memorabilia.
The money will be donated to help the needy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The pacer’s Champions Trophy debut cap was sold for Rs160,000. His Pakistan jersey, which had a total bid of Rs145,000 will be reauctioned at a later date as the bidder has refused to take the shirt and requested the fast-bowler to donate the money instead.
Alhumdullilah a total of PKR 1million+ raised through auction. I am thankful to all the people who took part in this and made it possible. The amount will be used for ration and iftar of needy families during Ramazan. Love you all, stay blessed 🙂 pic.twitter.com/lRA2vcYuoi— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) April 20, 2020
Thanks to @nadeem_omar57 Bhai for his support. He has placed a bid of 500,000 PKR for my Bat. Jab Cricket khelna shru kiya tha, jab support karna shru kiya tha Nadeem Bhai nay aur aaj jab dusron ki madad karna shru ki, to bhi Nadeem Bhai nay saath nahi chora. Love you boss.— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) April 19, 2020
The highest bid for his Islamabad United jersey was Rs120,000 whereas his cricket bat raised a staggering Rs580,000 after it was brought by Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar.