The world of sports has come to the fore for those affected by the fire in Australia’s forests. Not only Australia, but foreign players are also supporting the people in this disaster. In the same sequence, veteran leg-spinner Shane Warne will also raise funds to help the fire victims. For this, he has decided to auction the most valuable thing of his cricket career.
Australia defeated New Zealand by 279 runs in a Test match played in Sydney on Monday. After the match, Shane Warne spoke on the Australia fire and announced the raising of funds for it. He said that he will auction the national team’s Baggy Green for this. Baggy Green is the cap of Australian cricketers. When a cricketer plays his first match for Australia, he is given this cap. Australian cricketers consider this cap to be the most valuable thing in their career.
The importance of Shane Warne’s baggy cap can be gauged from the fact that he wore it in all 145 Test matches during his Test career. According to the auction site, all funds raised will be given to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Rehabilitation Fund.
Shane Warne told Fox Cricket, ‘The terrible fire in the jungle has shaken us all the way. Many lives were lost due to fire. The houses burned down and more than 50 crore animals were also killed. We are finding ways to help and contribute to the victims on a daily basis. For this reason, I have decided to auction my beloved ‘baggy green cap’.
Shane Warne’s decision has been highly praised by his former teammates Darren Lehmann and Jason Gillespie. Apart from the cricketers, many tennis players have also decided to donate on their behalf for the Australia Bushfire Relief Fund.