Australian commentator and former cricketer Shane Warne sold his Australia cap to raise the money for the bushfires.
The “baggy green” Australia cap was sold at an auction. Shane Warne raised a million Australian dollars (£528,514) for bushfires.
Shane Warne has worn the cap throughout his career of 145 test matches. He took 708 wickets in test matches.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has won the bid. The Commonwealth Bank said that they have purchased the cap and will take it on a national tour to collect more funds
The leg-spinner shared his opinion that he was “blown away” by the generosity. He also said that the final amount was “way beyond my expectations”.
The final price raised was A$1,007,500. This amount will be handed over to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
Australian player receives a baggy green cap when he takes his test debut. Players mostly keep wearing the cap throughout their careers.
Shane Warne has expressed his opinion in his tweet and has also shared his picture with the cap.
Thankyou so much to everyone that placed a bid & a huge Thankyou / congrats to the successful bidder – you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way beyond my expectations ! The money will go direct to the Red Cross bushfire appeal. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vyVcA7NfGs
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 9, 2020
Note that Swiss tennis star, Belinda Bencic has also donated money to the Australian bushfire crisis through every thunderous ace.
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic will cough up on her Achilles heel — double faults.