Power of social media: Ryan Burl receives sponsorship from PUMA after his heartbreaking post went viral

The 27-year-old had asked for help on Saturday and his wish has been granted on Sunday.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 May 2021 4:26 pm

The cricket world was left heartbroken when a tweet of Zimbabwe Cricketer Ryan Burl caught everyone's attention. The 29-year-old had posted a photo of his Twitter account showing his ripped shoes and how he was fixing them with some glue and other tools. In the caption, Burl had requested for someone to sponsor them so that they don’t have to glue their shoes back after every other series. His wish was finally granted on Sunday.

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PUMA win hearts with their gesture

After Ryan Burl's post had gone viral on social media, many fans across the globe had been requesting companies to come ahead and offer help. Amid all these, German multi-national company PUMA - which is one of the leaders in the industry - came ahead and won everyone's hearts with their gesture. Replying to Burl's post, they tweeted, "Time to put the glue away, I got you covered," confirming that they will be sponsoring the Zimbabwe cricketer.

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Ryan Burl thanks fans for their help and support

The 27-year-old was undoubtedly delighted with the kind of love and support he got from everyone over the course of the last 24 hours. The fans helped the tweet to get viral as it managed to reach PUMA, who decided to take care of the situation. Ryan Burl also thanked the German company for reaching out to him and revealed that he is proud to join the team of PUMA Cricket.

The real power of social media was once again on display for everyone to see. The fans would hope that just like Ryan Burl, all the Zimbabwe cricketers and any other player struggling with a similar situation across the globe, can get some kind of help so that they can focus on their game instead of worrying about other things.

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