Over six million rupees have been raised by an auction of the sports memorabilia of top world athletes to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan.
The auction was arranged by Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq for his ‘Stars Against Hunger Campaign’.
In a statement, Aisam-ul-Haq said that Roger Federer’s shoes were auctioned for three million rupees while Rafael Nadal’s shirt was picked by a tennis academy in Spain for 10,000 euros.
He said that his own signed shirt was auctioned for 500,000 rupees while two balls signed by cricket legend Wasim Akram were auctioned for 600,000 rupees and 250,000 rupees respectively.
He said that the remaining memorabilia, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic’s shirts and tennis star Sania Mirza’s racket will be auctioned in due course of time.