Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl posted an image of his ripped shoes on his Twitter account and also asked for sponsorship as he was tired gluing his shoes back every time after a series. The Zimbabwe cricketer apparently was using the same shoes over and over again.
Despite being one of the emerging cricket nations, Zimbabwe players aren’t quite well looked after. The reason still lies with the broken management and a financially wrecked board. After getting tired of gluing the same shoes again and again, the Zimbabwe cricketer finally broke his silence and asked for help on Twitter.
Ryan Burl asks for a sponsor for his shoes
“Any chance we can get a sponsor so we don’t have to glue our shoes back after every series @newbalance @NewBalance_SA @NBCricket @ICAssociation,” Burl tweeted.
His one tweet was enough to attract plethora of fans, who rushed in to support the Zimbabwe cricketer. Moreover, fans amplified the tweet, liking and retweeting until some brand comes up with a deal for him. All the social media junkies tried their best to attract a sponsor for him and their efforts were paid off, when Puma Cricket offered to sponsor Burl’s shoes.
Puma Cricket decides to sponsor Burl
“Time to put the glue away, I got you covered,” Puma cricket’s official account replied him.
— PUMA Cricket (@pumacricket) May 23, 2021
A while later, the Zimbabwean leg-spinner announced proudly that he will be joining the Puma Cricket team. “I am so proud to announce that I’ll be joining the @pumacricket team. This is all due to the help and support from the fans over the last 24 hours. I couldn’t be more grateful to you all. Thanks so much @PUMA,” he wrote.
I am so proud to announce that I’ll be joining the @pumacricket team. This is all due to the help and support from the fans over the last 24 hours. I couldn’t be more grateful to you all. Thanks so much @PUMA
— Ryan Burl (@ryanburl3) May 23, 2021
Ryan Burl was last seen in action on April 25 during the third T20I between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Pakistan had recently toured Zimbabwe for a three-match T20I series and a two-match Test series. Pakistan won both the series, defeating Zimbabwe by 2-1 in the shortest format and won both the Tests as well.