Shared News| January 8, 2020 1:57:31 pm
Shane Warne wore the cap throughout his 145-match Test career for Australia in which he took 708 wickets. (Twitter)
Former Australian spin legend Shane Warne’s baggy green cap has received bids worth a whopping $500 thousand (Rs. 3.60 crore) so far. The auction started on Monday and it will continue till January 10. The proceeds of the auction will go to organisations that aid victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires.
The leggie put up the treasured item for auction and is the cap the spinner wore throughout his 145-match Test career for Australia, in which he took 708 wickets.
Wow ! Absolutely blown away. Thankyou so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/t2HKhNvB3U
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 8, 2020
Showing his gratitude to the people who have bid for it, Shane Warne tweeted,” Wow ! Absolutely blown away. Thankyou so much ❤️”
The massive devastation caused by the bushfires in Australia has sent shockwaves globally. From Australian tennis players to cricketers and celebrities, many have announced measures to raise funds for those affected.
Tennis player Nick Kyrgios kicked it off by pledging $200 (140 USD) for each ace he served. Alex de Minaur, who will star alongside the world No. 30 at the upcoming ATP Cup, also joined the chorus.