England’s wicket-keeper batsman, Jos Buttler has raised 65000 pounds after auctioning his jersey which he wore during the thrilling 2019 World Cup final.
The Three Lions managed to trump past New Zealand in the finals by the slightest of margin. As many as 101 overs bowled in the game, wasn’t enough to separate the two sides as the match was controversially decided on boundary count.
However, the last piece of action came from Buttler, who managed to dislodge the bails before Martin Guptill made it to the crease. The Kiwis needed two runs to win before the final ball of the Super over was delivered.
“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,” Buttler stated.
Buttler put up his long-sleeved sky blue England shirt on eBay for auctions. He managed to raise a hefty amount for his shirt, which would be utilized to provide life-saving equipment.
His captain, Eoin Morgan, registered his admiration by citing the funds generated for Bushfire Relief after Shane Warne auctioned his Baggy Green.
“We’ve seen people donate during the Australian bush fires; we saw Warne auction his Baggy Green cap for a million dollars or something absolutely ridiculous,” Morgan said.
“The impact that can have on many lives as opposed to sitting in someone’s drawer as a bit of a trophy personally it’s something I don’t understand,” concluded England’s white-ball cricket captain.
Buttler was scheduled to resume his stint at Rajasthan Royals, along with the likes of Steve Smith and Ben Stokes, in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But, the tournament was suspended amid COVID-19 lockdown in India.