Now the entire world is in emergency mode. Novel coronavirus has created fear and anxiety among people. To stop the spread of this virus many countries have closed their borders for an indefinite period. In this extraordinary situation, all sporting events including cricket have been stopped. Bangladesh is no exception to this. The tigers called off their Pakistan and Ireland tour. Bangladesh is also affected by this deadly virus. The whole country is currently under lockdown. In these difficult times, many cricketers have come forward to help the poor and the needy people.
27 Bangladesh cricketers have already donated half of their salary to them. Now former ODI skipper of Bangladesh Mashrafe bin Mortaza have decided to offer free ambulance service to the residents of Narail, the place where he was born. According to a report in Dhaka Tribune, this service is being provided by his charitable organization, Narail Foundation. However this is not the first time that the veteran pacer have extended his helping hand. Apart from being a cricketer, he is also an renowned face in the political arena of Bangladesh. He has been elected as an Member of Parliament (MP). According to a Dhaka Tribune report, He has provided food to the poor people residing in his consistency area. He also distributed 500 PPE gowns to medical officers.
Mashrafe bin Mortaza known for helping people in difficult times
One of the finest cricketers of Bangladesh, Mashrafe bin Mortaza is not just a superb right-arm fast bowler, he is also a great human being. He always helped people when they are stuck in critical situations. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Mortaza has been actively involved in spreading awareness as to how to stay safe from this deadly virus. “Narail Express Foundation will start temporary travel hospital from Monday”, Mashrafe said in his Facebook post. “We will give essential food items as well. We will be providing temporary medical assistance through this temporary hospital to the non-coronavirus-related patients, along with the corona affected patients. We want to ensure proper treatment for our local people, and thus introduced this service. We are starting with two doctors,” said Mashrafe as quoted by Dhaka Tribune.