Former Australian leg-spinner and legend of the game have decided to auction his baggy green cap to raise funds for the victims of bushfire in Australia.
The spin master announced during day four of Australia’s Test match against New Zealand at the SCG on Instagram that he is putting his beloved cap for the people who are suffering from the bushfire for the past couple of months.
“The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief, The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all.” Warne wrote in his statement
“Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too. Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis,” He added.
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2020
“This has lead me to auction of my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my Test career (when I wasn’t wearing my white floppy hat). I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need.”
Cricket stars from all over the world have supported Warne’s incredible gesture. Australian cricketers Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, and D’Arcy Short, have guaranteed $250 for each six they hit in the Big Bash League Season 9.
Shane Warne has represented 145 Tests for his country in which he has claimed 708 wickets, the second-highest by any bowler in the elite format of the game.