England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has raised more than 65000 pounds after auctioning his World Cup Shirt to help in fight against coronavirus.
Buttler’s shirt, which he wore when completing the last-ball run-out that saw England beat New Zealand at Lord’s last year, sold to raise money for specialist heart and lung centers provided by the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in London.
England had managed to defeat New Zealand in the finals of the 2019 50-over World Cup by the barest of margins as both normal 50 overs-action and super over ended in a tie. English team managed to win the trophy on the basis of boundary-countback rule, and it was Jos Buttler who broke the stumps during the super-over, denying New Zealand their first World Cup win.
Earlier Buttler posted a video message on Twitter and captioned the post as:
“I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment to help those affected during the COVID-19 outbreak”.
I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Link to auction in my bio. pic.twitter.com/ODN9JY4pk1
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020
By the time the auction closed on Tuesday, the shirt had attracted 82 bids with the winner paying 65,100 pounds.
Buttler, speaking on Monday, said: “It’s a very special shirt but I think it takes on extra meaning with it being able to hopefully go to the emergency cause.”